DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Douglas County Sheriff Darren Weekly said in a press conference around 4 p.m. Wednesday that the sheriff’s office is searching for a Black male wearing a dark hoodie and black pants with white sneakers.
The man described is a person of interest in a shooting that occurred just before 2 p.m. Weekly said the man was standing on the northeast corner of S. Jamaica and exchanged gunfire with someone in a dark-colored vehicle, possibly a Nissan, headed southbound on Inverness Parkway.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, a report of shots fired came from the area of Jamaica Street and South Valley Highway just before 2 p.m.
DougCo Sheriff’s Office is searching for information on the white SUV in the photo above, as it’s believed to have been the vehicle the Black male of interest got into after the shooting.
Around 2:30 p.m. the department said deputies were on the scene investigating and gathering information on a suspect or suspects.
The sheriff’s office said a Code Red emergency notification was sent to the surrounding area. A shelter-in-place was issued but lifted at 5:30 p.m.
At this time, Weekly said there have been no injuries found from the shooting, and believe the two people involved have left the area.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the tipline at 303-660-7579 or email at email@example.com.
Resident said police handled situation well
Michael Medina was trying to pick up his 3-year-old daughter, Ellie, from a nearby school therapy center when the incident took place.
“I was literally right in front of the door,” Medina said.
“They were dealing with, essentially, a very high-stress environment,” he said about the police response.
As an Army veteran and active assailant response professional for more than a decade, Medina knew exactly what he was witnessing.
“I just really appreciated how courteous they were. How calm, how professional,” Medina said.
He continued and said, “Clearly there was a procedure in place, there was people in charge and the response was being executed the way it should be.”