DENVER (CBS4) – The suspect in a police standoff is dead after an exchange of gunfire at a home Sunday night.

It began when police received a call at 5:30 p.m. about shots fired on South Alcott Street near West Dakota Avenue.


The suspect, who wanted for a warrant in a robbery case, had injured himself with non-life threatening injures.

Police tried negotiating with the 28-year-old for hours before calling in a SWAT team just before 11 p.m.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

An exchange of gunfire ensued, and once the scene was secure paramedics went into the home. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our negotiators were in contact with the suspect for several hours and during the course of those negotiations a decision was made to use tactical resources,” said Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman.

Neighbors told CBS4 they heard many gunshots.

“And then maybe 15 or 20 minutes later we heard a bunch of repeated fire going through. And then another few minutes later we heard some more,” Bernadette Castellano told CBS4.

Two officers are believed to have fired the fatal shots, and were put on administrative leave as standard protocol.

None of the names of those involved in the incident have been released, but neighbors described the suspect as the grandson of the homeowner.


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