Trial Begins For Standoff That Ended With Explosives

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Jury selection is underway in Arapahoe County in a strange case that ended with a Greenwood Village home in ruins and a shoplifting suspect under arrest.

Police say Robert Seacat shoplifted from a Walmart in June 2015. Seacat fired a shot at a responding officer. A 19-hour standoff ensued in which the home was destroyed.

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The home following the standoff (credit: CBS)

SWAT teams used explosives to try to get Seacat to surrender.

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The home following the standoff (credit: CBS)

Greenwood Village police defended their use of force.

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Mugshots Robert Jonathon Seacat from previous arrests (credit: Greenwood Village Police)

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