THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A homicide suspect was shot and injured by police in Thornton, and a crime scene was set up on Thorncreek Golf Course. Officers from Northglenn and Thornton were involved.
It happened at midday Wednesday on the course, close to the intersection of East 136th Avenue and Washington Street. Roads were closed in the area as police investigated.
Northglenn and Thornton officers involved in shooting of homicide suspect @ 136th Ave/ Washington St. Scene secure. No threat to community. UPDATES HERE.
— Northglenn PD PIO (@NorthglennPDPIO) August 18, 2021
Copter4 video showed a crashed car just off the road next to a fence next to the course. There was crime scene tape on the grounds of the course, close to the clubhouse.
Northglenn police said in a tweet that there is no threat to the community. They say officers first tried to contact the suspect near Malley and Highline Drives at around 11:30 a.m. They say the suspect then took off in a vehicle heading north on Washington Street.
When the vehicle stopped on the side of 136th Ave., they say the suspect got out, started running onto the course and then pulled out a gun and shots were exchanged.
The suspect was hit and taken to a hospital where they died. Further details about the suspect were not released. No officers were hurt.