At about 4:55 a.m. today, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an auto theft in the 15800 block of E. Jamison Drive in unincorporated Arapahoe County. As dispatchers obtained additional information, this was determined to be a carjacking at gunpoint.
A deputy saw the vehicle near E. Broncos Parkway and S. Jordan Road and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle fled west on E. Broncos Parkway, west on E. Easter Avenue, and south on S. Havana Street, before continuing west on E. Dry Creek Road.
A second deputy saw the vehicle, which attempted a turn onto northbound S. Yosemite Street. While also making the turn, the deputy’s vehicle collided with the rear quarter panel of the vehicle the suspects were in. Five people fled from the vehicle. The deputy got in a foot pursuit with a suspect who displayed a weapon. At some point during the foot pursuit, the deputy did shoot the suspect. The deputy immediately rendered aid, and the suspect was transported to an area hospital. The condition of the suspect is not available. A gun was recovered from the scene.
A juvenile female was apprehended nearby by other deputies. With assistance from RTD Safety and Security Division, another suspect, a juvenile male, was apprehended by the Denver Police Department at the University Boulevard light rail stop. Two other suspects remain at large, despite extensive searches of the area. In addition to deputies, four K-9 teams searched the area (three teams from Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and one team from Greenwood Village Police Department).
The two at-large suspects are a male and a female. Both are believed to be Hispanic and either are juveniles, or appear to be juveniles. Anyone with information on their identity or their location should call 911 immediately, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913 STOP (7867). Tipsters can also text to 274637 (CRIMES) then title DMCS & enter the message. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to $2,000. The tip line is answered 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
Secondary aspects of this case:
In accordance with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office policy, the deputy involved will be placed on administrative leave or temporarily assigned to other duties pending the outcome of an administrative review of the incident.
Officer-involved shootings involving our agency are investigated by the 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team. Information about the Critical response Team protocol is available at http://www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=1563.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance we received from the following organizations during this critical incident: