DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Police issued a shelter-in-place for a Lone Tree neighborhood due to shots fired.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies issued a shelter-in-place for residents living in the Aspen Hills Circle area. The area is known as the Heritage Hills neighborhood in Lone Tree and sits east of Sweetwater Park.
At 8:15 a.m., deputies were serving an eviction notice when they heard a gunshot from the second floor of a residence. DCSO said deputies originally believed the residence was vacant at the time.
Officers called for backup from the Lone Tree Police Department and set up a perimeter, that is when a shelter-in-place was sent out as a precaution.
At around 10:05 a.m., the SWAT team entered the home and found the body of an adult man. According to DCSO, the man was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Lone Tree police will investigate the death.
The shelter-in-place has been lifted and there is no longer a threat to the public.