LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Longmont are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead. The officer was not hurt.

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The shooting happened on Pratt Street near 23rd Avenue about 4:30 a.m. Monday after receiving a call that a man tried to shoot himself with a revolver and that he was on meth and heroin. Officers responded to the area and contacted the suspect who was in a vehicle. He told officers that he was armed and would kill the officers.

Jesus Manuel Ramos (credit: Longmont Police)

During the standoff, police say the suspect, identified as Jesus Ramos, got out of the vehicle and ran towards the apartment complex with his hand wrapped in a jacket. That’s when an officer fired a shot. Investigators say Ramos, 34, ran to Building B and broke into a ground level apartment through a living room window. Both residents confronted him and left the apartment.

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Ramos was found inside the apartment by a SWAT robot about 6:48 a.m. He was pronounced deceased. It is unclear whether Ramos turned the gun on himself or if he died as a result of the officer firing.

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Ramos has a significant criminal history.


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