Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting on I-270
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation indicated that I-270 would be closed indefinitely between I-25 and I-70 Monday morning, as the Colorado State Patrol investigated an officer-involved shooting.
CDOT confirmed that I-270 had been reopened just after 10 a.m. Monday.
The State Patrol confirmed the shooting took place just before 3 a.m., and began shortly after police arrived on the scene of a single motor vehicle accident. A suspect on the scene of the accident reportedly tried to flee on foot when shots were fired.
The suspect, believed to be 31-year-old Ryan Schenk, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. Officers from the Commerce City Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office and State Patrol were involved in the incident. None of them were injured.
Drivers were being advised to use I-25 and I-70 during the closure. Commuters were also told to expect higher volume on each of those interstates during the Monday morning rush hour. Surrounding surface streets, especially Colorado Boulevard, were also expected to be bogged down during the closure.