Colorado shooting: Cop among 3 killed after suspect opens fire in Olde Town shopping district
Three people were killed, including a veteran police officer and the suspected gunman, in a shooting in Olde Town Arvada
Update: According to an update from the police, 3 people including an Arvada police officer have been announced dead in the shooting that took place in the popular dining and shopping district. Arvada police say the suspected shooter was among those killed. Their names have not been made public as yet. The third victim was described as a Samaritan.
“There is no threat to the public at this point,” Brady said. “We’re not searching for anybody else," the police confirmed. Arvada police initially said two suspects were possibly connected to the incident, but later specified there was only one.
ARVADA, COLORADO: A suspected 'active' shooter opened fire and gunned down a cop on Monday afternoon, June 21. Arvada police confirmed an officer was down at the shooting scene. The incident took place at around 1:30 pm on 57th and Olde Wadsworth. Officers have secured the area following the shooting.
According to the reports, a second person was also injured during the shooting. The details about the second victim's nature of injuries are not known at the moment. The deceased Arvada officer is the second Colorado police officer to die while responding to a shooting this year. Boulder cop Eric Talley died on March 22 while responding to a mass shooting inside a King Soopers grocery store. In another incident, three people died and five were wounded in a mass shooting that took place in Richmond, California on Sunday, June 20. In the past week, we have reported many similar incidents, including, the North Carolina shooting, Baltimore mass shooting and the Chicago mass shooting.
In a statement issued on Twitter, Arvada police said, "Arvada Police, shooting in Olde Town Arvada. One office down, securing the area of 57 and Olde Wadsworth. PIO on scene update to follow." Police have claimed that at least two suspects were involved in the shooting. A CodeRED was sent requesting people in the area to take shelter and call 911 if they see suspicious activity. The motive of the shooting was not clear at the moment. Arvada police said that this "is a very large-scale scene" and they are "working to make sure" to obtain "accurate details".
A resident, Megan Scharf who lives nearby told FOX21 News that she heard three gunshots and saw multiple police vehicles and ambulances. City hall is closed following the incident and any meetings scheduled to take place there have been cancelled. Police have asked nearby businesses to close for the night. The area has been evacuated as police search for possible secondary explosives, which is normal protocol after an incident like this.