Suspect who fired on police in custody; apparently shot by SWAT


An armed man barricaded himself inside a house in Jefferson County Friday morning, prompting police to close roads and warn 20 households to stay inside.

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DENVER — An armed man barricaded himself inside a house and opened fire on police in Jefferson County Friday, prompting road closures and warnings for residents to shelter in their homes.

Police captured the man about 4:20 p.m. after he was apparently shot during a short exchange of gunfire an hour earlier. His condition was not immediately known.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident about 10:15 a.m. in the 12000 block of West Grand Drive in Morrison, police said. A female left the home, but a male was still inside and refused to come out.

Bomb specialists and a tactical team were staged near the home.

About 3:03 p.m., reporters on the scene said they heard “what sounded like multiple gunshots.” Jacki Kelley of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the suspect and SWAT exchanged gunfire, but that no officers were hurt. The suspect was apparently hit.

Jefferson County officials initiated emergency calls to 62 phones along Grand Avenue warning residents to stay away from windows and doors. They canceled the warning about 4:20 p.m.

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