WELD COUNTY, Colo. (9 News) — Following a nearly weeklong trial, a Weld County jury convicted a man on 14 charges related to the shooting of a Fort Lupton police sergeant in late 2019.
Matthew Cotter was convicted of shooting Sgt. Christopher Pelton during an incident on Ponderosa Place Dec. 2, 2019. Pelton was shot in the face, which shattered his jaw. He spent more than a week in the intensive care unit.