During an attempted arrest by Arvada Police Oct. 18, Bailey Greek, 18, was shot and killed.
Greek was wanted by police for multiple crimes in Arvada on Wednesday, Oct. 17 including an armed robbery at the local Walmart, a burglary of an occupied dwelling and assaulting an elderly woman.
The incident unfolded at about 6 p.m. when police, looking for the suspect who they had identified at the previous crimes, spotted him in a stolen vehicle, said David Snelling, of the Arvada Police.
Detectives tracked the suspect, eventually to the Shell gas station on the corner of W. 49th Avenue and Kipling Street in Wheat Ridge, where they attempted to take him into custody.
Snelling said during the attempted arrest an altercation occurred and shots were fired.
Greek was shot and taken to St. Anthony Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No Arvada officers were injured.
At the time of the incident, six Arvada officers were on scene with more en route, Snelling said. It is unclear how many officers fired their weapons and if the suspect fired any shots.
The incident is under investigation by the Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), which is made up of members of Jefferson County law enforcement agencies and members of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The Arvada Police are also continuing to investigate the victim’s alleged crimes.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death. According to Melinda Rose, deputy coroner, an autopsy has been completed and the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.
Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.