Suspect sought in homicide of store owner


Sunday night’s shooting incident is now considered a homicide with Ski and Bow Rack’s owner Larry Fisher, 71, of Pagosa Springs passing away at 4:29 a.m. after being flown to St. Anthony’s Level I Trauma Center in Lakewood, Colo., following a shooting at the store.

According to Archuleta County Coroner Dan Keuning, the cause of death is tentatively a single gunshot wound to the chest. An autopsy is pending.

Pagosa Springs Police Detective Scott Maxwell reported that at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a shooting took place at Ski and Bow Rack at 354 E. Pagosa St.

Officers believe the shooting occurred when a burglary in progress was interrupted by Fisher.

The male suspect is believed to be approximately 5-foot-9-inches tall with a small-to-medium build. He was wearing jeans and a woodland camouflage ski jacket with a hood.

It is unknown if he is on foot or in a vehicle.

The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.

If you see someone fitting this description, do not approach the person and immediately notify Archuleta Combined Dispatch by calling 731-2160.

The investigation by Pagosa Springs Police Department and Colorado Bureau of Investigation is still underway.