Man found dead after Thornton, Westminster police attempt to serve arrest warrant

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THORNTON, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE: April 15, 4:30 a.m.: Westminster police said negotiations broke down causing SWAT to enter the apartment where an arrest warrant was being served. A deceased male was located. No Officers were injured or fired their weapons.

The identification of the man who was found dead will be released from the coroner’s office.

UPDATE: April 14, 8:45 p.m.: Westminster and Thornton police are on scene at 69th and Stuart serving an arrest warrant on suspect Raymond Quintana.

Westminster SWAT, along with negotiators, are attempting to negotiate a peaceful surrender.

Police have been searching for Quintana since last Friday after an officer-involved shooting, during which Quintana is accused of firing at police officers.

Officers responded around 7 p.m. after being alerted to Quintana’s location at the Edgewood Apartments in Westminster.

Police have evacuated the apartments and issued a shelter-in-place in the area.

ORIGINAL: Police in Thornton have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect after an officer-involved shooting on Friday.

The suspect, 36-year-old Raymond Michael James Quintana, is considered armed and dangerous and is carrying a handgun. He is described as having multiple tattoos as seen in the photos below.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Raymond Michael James Quintana.

Quintana is said to have been involved in an incident during which a man allegedly fired shots during a traffic stop around 8:30 a.m. on Friday in the area of 115th and Colorado Boulevard.

The incident forced a nearby elementary school to be placed on Secure Alert.  

If you see Quintana, police are asking to call 911 or the Thornton Police Tip-Line at 720-977-5069.

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