The Lakewood Police Department reports that officers responding to a domestic violence call on the evening of July 14 were met with gunfire, triggering a SWAT standoff, and neighborhood lockdown. …
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The Lakewood Police Department reports that officers responding to a domestic violence call on the evening of July 14 were met with gunfire, triggering a SWAT standoff, and neighborhood lockdown. Hours later, the body of Dale Gordon Bush, 48, a resident of Cheyenne Wyoming was found inside.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., the Lakewood Police Department received a domestic violence call at an apartment in the 7300 block of W. Kentucky Dr.
A woman was reportedly able to get out of the apartment and call for help, leaving a male inside the apartment. As officers arrived in the area, they reported a shot fired from what was believed to be from the apartment in question.
Police called SWAT to the scene in response. By 9:39 p.m. the department had asked residents of the apartment building to shelter in place for their safety. Surrounding roads were shut down for a few hours during the standoff.
According to the department press release, the SWAT team took over the scene and made contact with the Bush in the apartment. After several hours of talking throughout the night, contact was lost. A Jefferson County Sheriff’s bomb squad robot entered the apartment and found Bush "deceased from a self-inflicted injury."
Mark Reeves with the Lakewood Police Department said Monday that the robot was used to help keep law enforcement officers safe, and not because of any threat of explosive devices.
According to Reeves the investigation is still ongoing.
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