Attempted Murder Suspect Surrenders To Police After Standoff

DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver arrested a man wanted in an attempted murder case just before midnight after a standoff.

Police believe Terry Michael Atcheson, 31, shot a woman in the head on March 28. The crime happened early in the morning at E. Mississippi and Monaco Boulevard and left the woman in stable condition in the hospital afterwards.

After the crime police tracked Atcheson and say they finally caught up with him Wednesday in a Southeast Denver neighborhood. Officers moved in on a residence at the 3200 block of South Galena Court at 9 p.m. where Atcheson was.

They say Atcheson refused to come out and refused to cooperate with police negotiators for several hours. A SWAT team arrived at the scene and authorities closed several streets.

Just before midnight police say Atcheson surrendered and was arrested without incident.

Three others who were found to be in the residence were also taken into custody on outstanding warrants. They were not believed to be connected to the attempted murder case.

Denver police say Atcheson is a suspect they are glad to have off the streets. They said he is a known drug user.


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