Bizarre Shooting Self-Inflicted

Officials are saying that a man’s version of being shot in the torso after offering help to a stranded motorist about 5 miles north of Rifle is not true. The man called 911 as he supposedly drove away and was hospitalized after being flown to a hospital in Grand Junction. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that his account was not true and that the 31­year­old man had actually inflicted the gunshot wound on himself. Little other information has been offered as the investigation is still underway.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.