By Jennifer McRae

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Castle Rock have one person in custody following a shooting on Tuesday morning. The shooting happened on Wilcox Street between 4th and 5th.

(credit: Castle Rock Police)

Police said that they received a call about 9:45 a.m. about a male who had walked into a business and reported a suspicious incident near the intersection of 4th and Wilcox streets. Minutes later, police received another call about the same individual running into traffic and trying to stop cars. Officers responded and tried to contact him, but he refused to talk to officers.

Officers remained in the parking lot of the business and within minutes, heard gunshots coming from the intersection of 5th and Wilcox Streets. The same male was identified as the shooter and was immediately taken into custody. During the investigation, officers discovered multiple shots had been fired from the east side of Wilcox Street to the west side, striking several businesses and one occupied vehicle.

“We are very lucky that no one was injured, and that we were able to take this individual into custody and prevent any further danger to our community,” said Police Chief Jack Cauley in a statement.

Detectives located several shell casings and recovered a handgun at the scene. The suspect remains in custody at the Douglas County Detention Facility.

Castle Rock police tweeted that there is no immediate danger to the public. They also asked that anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Castle Rock Police Dispatch Center at 303.663.6100.

Jennifer McRae