Man in custody after armed barricade forces shelter in place in Edgewater

EDGEWATER, Colo. — Lakewood police confirmed early Saturday morning that a 41-year-old man is in custody, ending a barricade situation without injuries. A tweet regarding the arrest said that the scene is still “very active.”

Original story below:

The Edgewater Police Department has issued a shelter in place order for the area of West 25th Avenue and Fenton Street due to a man who barricaded himself in a home.

According to Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey, there was a shots fired call to the 2500 block of Fenton Street around 7:37 a.m. Friday morning.

Just before 12: 15 p.m., the man fired shots at a responding SWAT team but did not injure any officers. It’s not clear whether the man has been injured, according to a public information officer.

The Edgewater Police Department, along with several other agencies, had earlier tried to make contact with a man in the area where the shots fired call came in.

Police were able to get into contact with the man’s father and mother. They said their son was addicted to drugs and somewhat unstable, according to Chief Mackey. Neighbors have identified the suspect as 41 year-old Johnny Cruz, Jr.

This is a developing situation. We will provide updates as soon as we get them.

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