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.