Woman who threatened to kill officers on I-70 arrested after exchange of gunfire, authorities say

Posted at 1:21 PM, Mar 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-04 20:15:32-05

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. – A young woman was taken into custody early Saturday after allegedly threatening to kill police officers on Interstate 70 near Agate.

Jasmine Faith Delores Johnson, 26, of Denver, was contacted on I-70 just east of the Agate exit at around 11:13 p.m.

An exchange of gunfire ensued, but neither the suspect nor officers were hit by gunfire, according to Vikki Migoya, a spokesperson for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Several Colorado agencies responded to the standoff Saturday, according to Denver7’s Amanda del Castillo who reported from the scene.

Officials with the Elbert County and Arapahoe County Sheriff's offices, Limon Police Department, Colorado Bureau of Investigations, and the Colorado State Patrol were involved in processing the crime scene.

I-70 was closed at mile marker 340 between Deer Trail and Limon for about 12 hours.

Johnson is being held without bond at the Arapahoe County Detention Center on a previous warrant out of Broomfield, Migoya said. It's not clear if she has a lawyer yet.

This is an ongoing investigation involving Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol and the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.


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