DENVER (CBS4) – Police are investigating a shooting during a home invasion that led to a standoff in southwest Denver Saturday morning.
After an hours-long standoff the shooting suspect surrendered to police in the afternoon.
According to police, the shooting allegedly occurred at a residence in the 3100 block of Walsh Place after 8 a.m. The victim reportedly was shot in the leg and suffered injuries that aren’t life-threatening.
Police tracked the male suspect and female accomplice less than a half mile away to a residence in the 900 block of Dale Court where a barricade situation ensued. A SWAT team was called in.
“The whole street full of cops, and I just looked out. And I tried to go to work, but they just told me to go back inside,” neighbor Lacey Melody said. “They started yelling for the guys to come out with their hands up … he came out quietly but I don’t think she did.”
It’s not clear what led to the shooting or if the suspect and victim know each other.
A reverse 911 call went out to warn area residents about the situation.
It’s not clear exactly what charges the suspects face.
“You’ve got an assault that took place, you may have a home invasion or a burglary-robbery type situation,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said. “And then see how this all plays out, how they got into the home down the block. There’s a myriad of things we have to look at to determine what we will present to the district attorney.”
Police haven’t released any names.