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Juvenile armed robbery suspect killed, Lakewood officer hurt in shooting, police say

Lakewood officer hurt in shootout with postal worker robbers 3-27-23
Posted at 3:43 PM, Mar 27, 2023

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A juvenile armed robbery suspect was killed and a Lakewood police agent was hurt during a shooting Monday, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Around 1:43 p.m., Lakewood agents were dispatched to the 400 block of South Oak Street after a mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint.

According to Lakewood PD, the mail carrier was on his route when two juvenile females approached him, robbed him at gunpoint and then ran off.

One of the suspects was found near the Grease Monkey located at 10880 West Alameda Avenue.

Agents confronted the suspect, who pointed a gun at them, according to Lakewood police. The agents fired their weapons, striking the suspect.

Life-saving measures were performed, and the suspect was taken to the hospital, where she died several hours later, Lakewood PD said.

Lakewood officer hurt in shootout with postal worker robbers, police say

At a press conference Monday, department spokesperson John Romero said the girl had shot at police officers, who returned fire. However, the written statement issued later Monday only said the girl had pointed a gun at the officers.

The department said it will not release the suspect's identity at this time due to her age. In a message to Denver7, Lakewood PD said she was a teenager but did not specify her age.

A Lakewood agent was hit in the shooting, according to Lakewood PD. They suffered non-life-threatening injuries and should make a full recovery, the department said.

Lakewood PD said the second suspect was found in Frederick and taken into custody, with assistance from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents.

Four schools — Glennon Heights, Green Mountain, Dennison, and Fletcher — were placed under a secure status as a result of the incident, according to Jeffco Public Schools. That status was lifted.


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