Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting on I-270

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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.

12 comments

  • Michelle

    Seriously why the hell does the highway need to be shut down they have the suspect in custody and he has non life threatning injuries We need better police officers I happened to be stuck in that mess for no reason if every highway was shut down when something like this happened we would be called Los Angeles

  • Wilsey

    These losers shutting down a major highway while the guy is in custody. Jerk offs causing thousands of dollars in waste. I bet he had no gun either.

  • juan

    how bout all you shut the hell up and have some respect towards those that work in that stretch of the highway.

  • Erin

    Please proof-read your articles before posting.

    “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.”

    Indefinitely? For an unspecified period of time perhaps, but certainly not indefinitely. I know that journalism survives on sensationalism these days, but that does not excuse poor word choice.

  • RRS

    CDOT could have done a much better job at notifying the public that I-270 was shut down. I drive I-25s to 270 every morning at 5:30 AM. There is a huge CDOT road information sign just before 270. Why wasn’t it used then to divert traffic away from 270 to I-70? I wouldn’t have been late for work (along with thousands of other people). Very poor job on behalf of CDOT.

  • Anastacia Nolan

    Had he been a criminal mexican, like most bs crimes as of late are in Colorado, he would have just ran for the border to hide out for a couple weeks. Before sneaking back in.

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