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Suspect Identified After 4 Hour ‘Active Shooter’ Standoff

DENVER (CBS4) – Police early Thursday morning arrested a gunman who fired shots into the streets of Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Officers rushed to 12th and Grant at approximately 2 a.m. on reports of a suicidal situation. Shots were fired soon afterwards from an apartment.

Over the next four hours there were shots fired back and forth between the man police say is Shaun Tobelmann and officers. During that time police shut down surrounding streets and evacuated the apartment building.

At one point police fired a gas canister into the apartment where the man was.

Tobelmann, 34, was arrested just before 6 a.m.

“The situation has been resolved and resolved without injuries to officers, the suspect or the community,” Denver police spokesman Lt. Matt Murray said.

The apartment where the suspect was firing shots from had multiple shot out windows, but it’s not clear if there was other major damage from all the firing.


The following is a mug shot taken of Tobelmann from a previous case:

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)


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