Student turns himself in
CU freshman linebacker Lynn Katoa turned himself in to Boulder police Friday afternoon in connection to an assault on another CU student.
Police said the incident occurred in the 1000 block of 12th Street around 1 a.m. on Feb. 16, according to police. Witnesses told police that a CU football player had entered the apartment and assaulted two people in the residence. Witnesses told officers the suspect was holding a rock as he slammed one victim’s head into the wall and hit another victim with his fist.
Twenty year old Cameron Shafer was taken to the hospital where he received stitches. The second victim declined to press charges.
Further police investigation revealed that the assault was caused by an altercation outside the apartment. Police said one of Katoa’s friends was allegedly shocked by a stun gun during the fight outside the apartment, which allegedly angered Katoa. The men with the stun gun took off in a vehicle and Katoa allegedly picked up a rock and went into the apartment to confront the occupants inside, according to police.
Katoa was booked into Boulder County Jail and held on $5,000 bail on suspicion of second-degree assault Friday.
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