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Crime 3 killed in Denver-area shooting, including a police officer and suspect, authorities say

04:15  22 june  2021
04:15  22 june  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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The suspect was shot and killed . Police are not searching for any additional suspects and there is no longer any threat to the public. Gov. Jared Polis released the following statement, “We are closely monitoring the troubling situation in Arvada. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty while swiftly and bravely responding to protect civilians in the area .”

A Colorado police officer was killed Monday and another person was shot in a Denver suburb, according to local reports. The Arvada Police Department said an officer was down following a shooting in the city's Old Town district just before 1 p.m. Authorities were securing an area around West 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, police said . The officer was taken to a hospital after the shooting . Authorities said there were two possible suspects , the news station reported.

Three people, including a police officer, were killed in a shopping district in a Denver suburb Monday, the latest high-profile shooting in Colorado this year.

Police responded to a suspicious incident in Arvada’s Olde Town Square in the afternoon, Ed Brady, the deputy chief of the Arvada Police Department, said at a news conference.

About 15 minutes later, a 911 call came in about shots fired, Brady added.

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A veteran police officer and a suspected gunman were killed in the shooting, according to Brady. A "Samaritan," believed to have been shot by the gunman, was taken to a hospital and died, he said.

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2 civilians also shot by suspect . Suspect shot & believed to be dead & no longer a threat. The deputies at the scene were responding to reports of a “domestic disturbance” at an apartment complex on East County Line Road in Littleton, Colorado, on the southern outskirts of Denver . Several local law enforcement agencies have been put on alert, including Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department, and Colorado State Patrol, and a SWAT team was sent to the scene.

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a person standing in a parking lot: John Garrod, of Arvada, Colorado, stands as a line of about 30 police cars line up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot on Monday. © Colleen Slevin, AP Images John Garrod, of Arvada, Colorado, stands as a line of about 30 police cars line up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot on Monday.

The names of the victims and the suspect have not been released. Authorities didn’t immediately describe the circumstances of the shooting but said no one else is believed to have been involved.

The shooting occurred in the city’s downtown district with shops, restaurants, breweries and other businesses. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is about seven miles northwest of downtown Denver.

It comes almost three months after a gunman attacked a King Soopers grocery store and killed 10, including an officer. Boulder, where the grocery store is located, is about 20 miles from Arvada.

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Police said the suspect , Scott Ostrem, was arrested in Westminster, Colo., Thursday morning -- less than 10 miles from the scene of the shootings . KMGH-TV reported he was arrested near his home. Authorities had earlier opened a large manhunt for Ostrem, 47, with nationwide extradition warrant. Thornton, Colo., police said the gunman started randomly shooting inside the Walmart store Wednesday evening. Three people were killed . "This is a very heinous act," police spokesman Victor Avila said .

— Ten people were killed at a King Soopers grocery store on Monday, including a Boulder police officer , after a shooter opened fire on customers and responding officers . Law enforcement officials said the suspect , who carried out the attack with a rifle, was in custody, but they offered scarce Officials said at least 10 people were fatally shot at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colo., on March 22. (The Washington Post). Video from a witness who was live-streaming on YouTube from the King Soopers parking lot showed at least two people injured and motionless on the ground outside

Last month, about 80 miles south of the city, six people died after a shooting at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, birthday party, police said.

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The Arvada officer’s death, just the third in Police Department history, was especially painful after the mass shooting in nearby Boulder, Mayor Marc Williams said. Arvada police helped respond and investigate that attack, he said.

“This is by far the saddest day for our police department,” Williams said.

By evening in Arvada, a large police presence had lined up for a procession, while some residents were lining the street where the procession would take place with flags.

Contributing: Ryan Miller, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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