Officer among 3 dead in Colorado shooting

Brunilde Fioravanti
Июня 22, 2021

Police said an officer responded to a call on Monday about a suspicious incident near the library in Arvada city and an emergency call came in about 15 minutes later that gunfire was sacked and the officer was hit.

Last month, about 80 miles south of the city, six people died after a shooting at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, birthday party, police said.

Three people are dead, including a police officer and the alleged suspect, following a shooting in Arvada, Colorado, on Monday afternoon, according to the Arvada Police Department.

Another person believed to have been shot by the gunman was taken to a hospital and died, police said. Just after 1:30 p.m., 911 calls came in about shots fired, and that an Arvada police officer had been hit by gunfire.

Arvada Deputy Chief Ed Brady said the bystander and suspect's identities will be released by the coroner's office once they are available.

Residents in the area were evacuated as authorities searched for possible explosives, which is standard protocol, the outlet reported.

Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, said he was monitoring the situation. "My thoughts are with the family and friends of the officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty while swiftly and bravely responding to protect civilians in the area". This area is a downtown area with restaurants, shops and businesses.

Officials did not disclose the circumstances of the shooting in the city about 7 miles northwest of Denver.

The mayor said he was in his vehicle in the area shortly before 2 p.m. He said he took off in his auto.

About five minutes later, he heard gunshots near the library about a block away.

"I just got out of there", Turner said.

The incident briefly forced the closure of a light rail station in the downtown district.

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