Arvada officers involved in Wednesday night shooting, suspect deceased

Incident occurred near W. 56th and Marshall

Staff report
Posted 1/23/20

Arvada police officers were involved in a shooting around 10 p.m. Jan. 22 near W. 56th Avenue and Marshall Street.

No officers were injured in the shooting and the suspect is deceased, …

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Arvada officers involved in Wednesday night shooting, suspect deceased

Incident occurred near W. 56th and Marshall

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Arvada police officers were involved in a shooting around 10 p.m. Jan. 22 near W. 56th Avenue and Marshall Street.

No officers were injured in the shooting and the suspect is deceased, according to the department's Twitter page.

According to a department media release, the suspect, 40-year-old Jon Phillip Bryant, had broken windows to an apartment near W. 56th Avenue and Newland Way and had assaulted his girlfriend. Whe officers arrived, Bryant was still in the area and was armed with a pipe.

Bryant threatened to commit suicide by forcing officers to fire at him, but "officers attempted to use less lethal force," the release said. Their attempts did not succeed and officers ultimately fired at the suspect when he ran at police with a knife, it said.

Bryant was pronounced deceased on scene.

Overnight, the department asked residents to use Wadsworth or W. 58th Avenue as alternate routes.

The department has previously had more than 30 contacts with the suspect, the release said.

"The Jefferson County Regional Critical Incident Response Team is conducting an investigation per procedure," the release said. "No Arvada officers were injured and it was learned five officers discharged their weapons to stop the threat."

Those with more information can reach the Arvada Police Department at (720) 898-6729.

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