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Shots Fired At Police During 5-Hour Standoff

Shots Fired At Police During 5-Hour Standoff

Chicago Tribune via Yellowbrix

January 08, 2011

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A gunman fired on police as he holed up in a Lakewood home with a woman and three young children for more than five hours before being arrested Saturday, authorities said.

The suspect was the only person injured during the standoff that began about 10 p.m. Friday as police responded to a domestic disturbance report, the Lakewood police dispatch office said.

Police said the suspect opened fire shortly after officers arrived and then remained inside the home near West 13th Place and Kline Street with the women and children, refusing to negotiate with police.

Officers and a SWAT team took positions around the house, blocked off surrounding streets and urged people in the area to remain inside their houses.

The woman, believed to be the man’s wife, managed to flee early during the standoff but the children remained with the gunman. ad_icon

The dispatch office didn’t have details on how the standoff ended but said police somehow managed to hit with the suspect with a stun gun. He was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

The children were found unharmed. The office said it didn’t know if the two adults were their parents.

The gunman was being treated at a hospital for an injury, but dispatchers didn’t know if it was from the stun gun or a firearm.

No names were released and there were no immediate details on the charges the suspected faces.


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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Glad to hear that the woman and children were unharmed along with no officers, to bad so sad for the lowlife.

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    LCSO_165

    over 3 years ago

    338 Comments

    I'm glad to hear everyone went home safe and the dirtbag went to jail. My unit and I went to serve felony warrants on a guy Saturday and he baricaded. After a seven hour standoff (including several cans of CS and OC gas, courtesy of SWAT), he was "removed" from his hiding place, between the roof and the insulation. It seems like we're seeing a lot more incidents of violence on officers on domestic calls and more baricaded suspects. Please be careful and safe out there!

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Bump BrooklinHillsCop and HEYSARGE

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Bump Frank and HEYSARGE .......

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect !!

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    molonia

    over 3 years ago

    26 Comments

    I listened to this call the guman was injured and on the ground bleeding trying to crawl when they breeched the house. The kid were upstairs and they got them out while he was in the basement on the ground then after trying to get him to crawl out they came threw a basement window

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Gotta love the mom, she flees but leaves the kids!!!

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    PGPD911

    over 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    "The suspect was the only person injured during the standoff" ~ fabulous! Good job, chalk one up for law enforcement!

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    beejac

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Absolutely excellent police response to this occurrence.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42216 Comments

    What a coward. Glad he was the only one injured. Awesome job...............

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    npd783

    over 3 years ago

    1156 Comments

    Great job.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Glad the suspect was the only one injured.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Great job, no officers or any victims were hurt.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50400 Comments

    Great job.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Bump to Frank.

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