ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police descended on an apartment in Arvada, just a few blocks away from where a deadly shooting happened on Monday afternoon. Three people were shot and killed in Olde Town Arvada, including a veteran police officer.
Several police vehicles and armored police vehicles were seen parked outside an apartment in the 5200 block of Allison Street in Arvada.READ MORE: Drawing Down The Blue Mesa To Help The Dry West
The area was also cordoned off with crime scene tape. It is unclear whether there was a shelter in place for those residents living in the complex.READ MORE: 'He Is The Face Of Cheyenne Frontier Days': Garth Brooks Remembers Chris LeDoux Before Taking Stage
Police did not confirm why there was such a large police presence or why the area was cordoned off.
Earlier in the day, officers rushed to the area at 57th and Olde Wadsworth about 1:30 p.m. after receiving 911 calls about an officer being hit by gunfire near the Arvada Library. The veteran officer with the Arvada Police Department was shot and killed.MORE NEWS: Search For 3 Missing After Larimer County Flooding To Resume Saturday
A civilian was also shot and killed. Police said the gunman was shot and killed and there was no longer any threat to the public.