December 5, 2021

Homicide suspect in custody after SWAT team response

Westminster police said the suspect in a Wednesday night shooting was found in Denver Thursday, and he barricaded himself in an apartment.

DENVER — A SWAT team responded to a barricade situation in Denver involving a homicide suspect Thursday, Westminster Police Department (WPD) said.

WPD said dispatch received a 911 call around 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday regarding a person who had been shot in the 7300 block of Orchard Court.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect, an arrest warrant was issued and he was located at the Cedar Run Apartments on the 800 block of South Oneida Street in Denver, according to WPD. That’s near the intersection with Leetsdale Avenue.

The suspect barricaded himself in the apartment, and the Denver Police Department (DPD) SWAT team responded to assist the Westminster officers, WPD said.

Police said he was taken into custody at 5 p.m., and that they do not believe there is a danger to the community.

The identity of the suspect has not been released. The victim’s name will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

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