Crime: 3 killed in Denver-area shooting, including officer, suspect

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DENVER (CBS4) – Three people are dead after a shooting on Thursday night in Denver at a home near a school and a suspect — Bustaman Kartabrata — is in custody. One woman died at the crime scene and a man and a young girl were taken to the hospital where they died soon afterwards. “In all my time as a police officer , this is one of the most emotional cases that I’ve ever dealt with. And I’m not talking about just myself, everybody that was involved in this. From the victim advocates to the hospital workers were very shaken by this,” Denver police spokesman Joe Montoya said.

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.

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman is believed to have shot and killed an officer and another person in a shopping district in a Denver suburb Monday before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.

John Garrod, of Arvada, stands holding a blue line flag at the beginning of a line of about 30 police cars lined up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot in Arvada, Colo., on Monday, June 21, 2021. A gunfight between two men and police officers at a shopping district in a Denver suburb left an officer and one of the suspects dead, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin) © Provided by Associated Press John Garrod, of Arvada, stands holding a blue line flag at the beginning of a line of about 30 police cars lined up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot in Arvada, Colo., on Monday, June 21, 2021. A gunfight between two men and police officers at a shopping district in a Denver suburb left an officer and one of the suspects dead, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)

An officer responded to a call at 1:15 p.m. about a suspicious incident near the library in the city of Arvada, and about 15 minutes later, a 911 call came in about shots fired and the officer hit, Deputy Chief Ed Brady said at a news conference.

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A gunman killed 10 people at a King Soopers in Boulder on Monday afternoon, the latest in a grim litany of mass shootings in Colorado — this one including among its victims a police officer who was first to respond to reports of shots fired at the grocery store. The suspect was taken into custody, but there were few answers in the following Two roommates who were buying pizza at the self-checkout watched the shooter come into the store. “He just came in and started shooting ” without saying a word, one of them told The Denver Post on condition of anonymity to avoid national media attention.

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Another person believed to have been shot by the gunman was taken to a hospital and died, police said. The attacker also was shot and killed.

Authorities didn't immediately describe the circumstances of the shooting but said no one else is believed to have been involved. No identities have been released yet.

Earlier, police said there were two suspects.

The shooting occurred in Olde Town Arvada, 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 7 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of downtown Denver.

John Garrod, of Arvada, stands holding a blue line flag at the beginning of a line of about 30 police cars lined up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot in Arvada, Colo., on Monday, June 21, 2021. A gunfight between two men and police officers at a shopping district in a Denver suburb left an officer and one of the suspects dead, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin) © Provided by Associated Press John Garrod, of Arvada, stands holding a blue line flag at the beginning of a line of about 30 police cars lined up for a procession in honor of the officer who was fatally shot in Arvada, Colo., on Monday, June 21, 2021. A gunfight between two men and police officers at a shopping district in a Denver suburb left an officer and one of the suspects dead, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)

It comes three months after a gunman opened fire and killed 10 people, including a police officer, at a supermarket in Boulder, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Arvada.

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A Colorado police officer was injured Monday and a suspect 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. A CodeRED was issued telling people in the area to shelter in place and call 911 if they see suspicious activity, Fox affiliate KDVR-TV reported.

— 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 There have been as many as nine school shootings in the area since the Columbine massacre in 1999, which left 12 students and a teacher dead. Four other major shootings have occurred within 20 miles of the suburban Columbine High School, including a 2012 shooting at a movie theater in

The Arvada officer’s death, just the third in Police Department history, was especially painful after the mass shooting in nearby Boulder, Arvada 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.

The mayor said he was in his car in the area shortly before 2 p.m. “when literally I saw 11 police cars with their flashing lights and sirens on race past me. I knew something serious had happened. I didn’t know how serious.”

Arvada resident Brady Turner said he was pulling into the Army and Navy store in the area when he noticed police cars driving in behind him and a person on a stretcher being put into an ambulance in between the parking lot and the store. He said he took off in his car.

“I just got out of there,” Turner said.

About five minutes later, he heard gunshots near the library about a block away.

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DENVER — An armed suspect was killed in an officer -involved shooting a few blocks south of the state Capitol on Monday morning, the Denver Police Department said. Police responded to several calls of the suspect firing shots on Lincoln Street between East Eighth and East 10th avenues One officer opened fire. Police Chief Paul Pazen said the suspect was later pronounced dead. No officers were injured, police said. The officer who shot the suspect was placed on administrative leave, per department policy. Steven Biesenberger shot footage from the seventh floor of a nearby office building.

Arvada closed its City Hall and canceled a City Council meeting to provide resources to investigators and other first responders. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a statement expressing his condolences to the officer’s family and friends, while the Colorado State Patrol tweeted: “All our love to the @ArvadaPolice and the family, blood and blue, of their fallen officer. We stand with you.”

Police vehicles drove behind a hearse carrying the body of the slain officer to the Jefferson County coroner's office, and some residents lined a street with flags to watch the procession.

John Garrod of Arvada held a black and white flag with blue stripes at the beginning of a line of about 30 police cars before the procession, a flag he hangs outside his house whenever an officer is killed. His son, brother-in-law and nephew are all in law enforcement, he said.

“It breaks my heart whenever this happens but especially when it happens so close to home," Garrod said. “These are the same officers I wave to when I am walking my dog."

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DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver police officer who was fatally shot last week by a man investigators say was intent on killing as many officers as possible was remembered Tuesday as someone with “fundamental goodness" who knew how to love others, whether it was his wife and two teenage sons or a student overlooked at school. Speaking at a memorial service, Arvada Police Chief Link Strate said he believed Officer Gordon Beesley, 51, hated writing traffic tickets during the time he served as motorcycle officer but found his true calling when he was assigned to work with students as a school resource officer.

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