Authorities have arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with a Saturday (Jan. 23) armed robbery in Fort Collins.

According to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. at a 7-11 on Taft Hill Road, when two males allegedly entered the store and stole a carton of beer.

The store clerk, a 23-year-old male from Fort Collins, began to chase the thieves down, when one of them turned around and shot him. Thankfully, his injuries are not life threatening.

On Sunday (Jan. 24), LCSO identified one of the suspects as Christian Lee Burley, 16, and arrested him at an apartment on Briarwood Road, with the help of the Fort Collins Police Services SWAT Team.

Burley is currently at the Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley, facing charges of attempted murder, assault, aggravated robbery, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender/juvenile.

However, authorities have not yet identified the second suspect in the case.

Courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Security footage of the second suspect. Courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.


The clerk describes him as a white or Hispanic teenage male with brown eyes, standing at about 5-feet-6 and weighing between 120-140 pounds. At the scene of the crime, he was wearing a black face mask, a black hoodie, black Adidas track pants with white lines, a black backpack, and black and white/silver Nike tennis shoes.

If you have any information about this case, please call Investigator Kevin Hobson at (970) 498-5162.

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