LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Lakewood police say they tried to make contact with a barricaded man in the Ashford Belmar area on Sunday.
The situation started late Saturday night at the Ashford Belmar Apartments on Kentucky Drive when police say they received a call about a domestic violence situation.
They say the woman involved was able to escape and call for help. The man was left inside the apartment. When police arrived, they say a shot was fired from the home where the suspect was believed to be in.
Neighbors at the complex were kept away from their homes for hours until police allowed them back in at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Police ask those neighbors to continue to be aware of the active crime scene.
The SWAT team later responded and spoke with the suspect for several hours, but lost contact with him at some point.
After trying to reconnect with the suspect, a bomb squad robot from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office entered the apartment and found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted injury. It’s not clear how exactly the suspect passed away.
Investigators have not identified the suspect.