Apr 02, 2024

Colorado man identified in officer involved shooting in Chadron

Posted Apr 02, 2024 2:00 PM

By Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional details regarding a Chadron Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday.

At approximately 10:50 a.m. MT Friday, officers with the Chadron Police Department contacted the driver and passenger of a stolen Chevrolet Malibu. The encounter took place at the gas pump area of a business near the intersection of Highway 385 and Highway 20 in Chadron. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Colorado last week.

During the interaction with the occupants of the vehicle, the passenger produced a weapon. Multiple officers fired their duty weapon, striking the subject. He was transported to Chadron Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The subject has been identified as Adrian Muniz, 40, of Greeley, Colorado.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, identified as Rosalinda Aguilera, 34, of Greeley, Colorado, was not injured during the incident. She was arrested for theft by receiving stolen property - $5000+ and a warrant from Colorado. Muniz also had an outstanding warrant from Colorado. Following the incident, investigators located methamphetamine in the vehicle.

The Chadron Police Department requested that the Nebraska State Patrol investigate the incident. The NSP Special Investigations Team is conducting the investigation in accordance with Nebraska Statute, which requires a grand jury investigation for in-custody deaths. The investigation remains ongoing.