Bank robbery suspect barricaded inside hotel following exchange of gunfire in Greenwood Village

SWAT, snipers, drones, negotiators and traffic unit from Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office responding to crime scene
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Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-01 18:42:17-05

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DENVER – Officers with the Greenwood Village Police Department are conducting a joint “active investigation” with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office following a robbery at a KeyBank late Thursday morning.

Responding officers arriving to the bank, located at 9250 E. Arapahoe Road, at around 10:45 a.m. reportedly exchanged gunfire with a suspect as they tried to make contact before he took off on foot to a nearby hotel, according to city officials.

Greenwood Village police have taped off a section of the parking lot area surrounding the hotel and are attempting to contact the suspect, who is believed to be either in the nearby Sleep Inn or Extended Stay America hotels. Both were evacuated around 2:10 p.m.

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A Reverse 911 was activated for nearby residents, officials said.

Denver7’s Bayan Wang reports two Denver police SWAT units were at the scene and between 50-70 law enforcement officers from multiple agencies were helping Greenwood Village police in the investigation.

"We are assisting with a bank robbery in Greenwood Village. @ArapahoeSO SWAT, Snipers, Drones, Negotiators and Traffic Units are all on scene. Multiple agencies involved," the sheriff's office tweeted.

City officials asked residents to avoid the area until further notice.

The 18th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Response Team is assisting by investigating the shooting related to this incident. The officer was not injured during the exchange of gunfire, city officials said.

This is a breaking developing news story and will be updated.