At 7:29 am, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force on a wanted subject in the 16200 block of E. Otero Avenue. An adult male was wanted for attempted homicide and had a previous history with firearms, explosive devices, and violent assaults.
After determining no one else was inside the residence, ACSO S.W.A.T. Team attempted to make contact, only to find out the suspect was barricaded inside the home. Attempts to contact the suspect or force him from the home were unsuccessful. When deputies were able to access the home at about 2:20 p.m., they found a male, believed to be the suspect, deceased.
While no schools were directly affected, bus routes for three schools did have the potential to be impacted. ACSO worked closely with Cherry Creek Schools to coordinate communication to parents whose students may have been affected by busing changes necessitated by road closures in the area. Since the incident concluded prior to school dismissal, buses were permitted in the area with Cherry Creek Schools staff members stationed at the bus stops to facilitate student movement, especially for elementary school children.
During the incident, a reverse callback was used to ask area residents to shelter in place. This was lifted at about 3 p.m.
Identification of the deceased, as well as cause and manner of death will come from the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.