GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4) – A standoff that stretched across two days in Greenwood Village and included the suspect firing shots at police came to a peaceful resolution Thursday morning.
The man, who was originally suspected in a shoplifting case, barricaded himself inside a house at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The home is located at 4200 block of South Alton Street near Interstate 225 and Yosemite.
Just before 9 a.m. on Thursday police told CBS4 the man was taken into custody and transported to a medical facility. It wasn’t immediately clear what his condition was.
The suspect has been identified as Robert Jonathon Seacat, 33, of Denver.
No police officers or anyone else was hurt in the situation.
Seven homes that were evacuated as a precaution after the standoff started remained evacuated Thursday morning but the evacuations were lifted after the suspect’s apprehension.
The situation was lasting so long that some of the SWAT and other police officers at the scene were being relieved by different personnel in the morning on Thursday just after daybreak.
Multiple police agencies were working on the case.
Police said Seacat had access to weapons, and CBS4 cameras were rolling as he allegedly shot at officers Wednesday night.
“After several hours of negotiations, members of Greenwood Village Police Department Emergency Response Team entered the home, and the suspect fired multiple gunshots at the officers,” police said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. “At 8:52 a.m. … officers and deputies entered the home again and safely removed the suspect from the home.”
Several different tactics were used by police to try to get the man out, including using a robot, explosives and chemicals.
Kathryn Farrow lives next door and was evacuated by police.
“We could hear the bombs go off so we figured that there would be a lot of damage because we could hear it shake six houses down,” Farrow said. “I think they needed to do what they needed to do because he was armed and not going to come out peacefully, and there were weapons in the house.”
According to police, just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday there was a shoplifting reported at a Walmart on East Hampden in Aurora. The suspect fled in a vehicle to a light rail station where he ditched the vehicle and was seen with a gun. Police attempted to chase the suspect but were unsuccessful in apprehending him.
The suspect somehow made his way to Greenwood Village where he entered a random home with a 9-year-old boy inside. The boy managed to call 911, safely leave the home and was reunited with his mother.
“It was that awkward confrontation that you recognize someone is in your home that doesn’t belong there,” Greenwood Village Police Chief John Jackson said. “A serious of phone calls to 911 and the mother — they advised him to leave, at which time he did, and he’s perfectly fine.”
“They’re pretty shaken up but grateful that they’re son is okay and all the support in the neighborhood,” Farrow said.
Police say it all started when Seacat allegedly stole two belts and a shirt from Walmart.