Tag Archives: attacks on cops

Cop injured as driver rear-ends patrol car and drives away

14 Apr

A Denver police officer was injured Tuesday night when his patrol car was rear-ended on Federal Boulevard.

Just before midnight, the officer was stopped on Federal Boulevard near West 23rd Avenue when a car hit the cruiser’s back left side, said Sonny Jackson, spokesman for the Denver Police Department.

The car then continued south in the northbound lanes of Federal Boulevard and at one point drove onto a sidewalk.

Police caught up to the car in the 1700 block of Grove Street, where they arrested the male driver, Jackson said.

The officer was taken to an area hospital with back pain.

The driver, whose name was not released, faces charges of felony eluding and hit-and-run and other traffic-related charges, Jackson said.

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Third officer-involved shooting this week in Aurora

21 Mar

The Aurora pigs have shot 5 people this week, killing 3 of them. All of the people tried to defend themselves, and some shot back.

Looks like it’s that time and place


Hurry to play, comrade, before the media convinces you that the actions of the police are somehow ‘justified’.

No peace in the streets with police in the streets!

 

AURORA — A man is dead, two others were injured and a police officer also received injuries in a late-night shooting in Aurora.

This marks the third time in the past week that an officer was injured and a suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in Aurora.

It happened shortly before midnight, in the 400 block of North Laredo Street when Aurora police officers encountered three male suspects in an industrial area, according to a news release from Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson.

The shooting happened inside a fenced-in car storage lot behind the Automotive Service Center, a group of three buildings where auto repair and collision businesses — many of which are family-owned — rent space.

Police were responding to a possible car theft in progress when they found the three men in a back lot.

That’s when, Carlson said, the suspects hopped into a truck and tried to drive off.

Carlson said shots were fired.

Two of the three people in the truck were hit by gunfire. One man died at a hospital. A second man who was shot is being treated at a hospital, while the third man is being treated for injuries believed to have been sustained in an ensuing, post-shooting crash.

One officer received an injury to his head and was taken to a local hospital. It was unclear how he was hurt. Police said he is expected to be released this morning.

Carlson said police are investigating whether the driver drove at an officer and hit him with the truck.

The names and conditions of the people involved weren’t released.

Investigators are still determining who shot at whom and a sequence of events.

The officers who fired their weapons have been placed on standard, paid administrative leave pending an internal review of the shooting. Their names were not released.

Off-duty ICE cop stabbed

20 Mar

An off-duty immigration officer was injured in an altercation at a liquor store Saturday night, Denver police said.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer was not seriously hurt.

“The guy pulled out a knife and cut him,” police spokesman Sonny Jackson said.

The incident at 5135 Chambers Rd. was reported at about 8:39 p.m., said police spokeswoman Leslie Branchwise.

Colorado Springs cop attacked trying to break up fight

19 Mar

An early-morning scuffle between police and four people led to a head injury for one police officer and a man going to jail.

The fight happened just after 1 a.m. today after police were called to the El Vecino Apartments at 1802 Monterey Road in southeast Colorado Springs. Several people were arguing and fighting when police arrived. When officers tried to break it up, two people turned their aggression toward them.

According to a police report, Anitwain Ellis, 24, who later was taken to the El Paso County jail, “violently pushed” a female officer. The officer fell hard, the report said, injuring her knee and head.

After police used pepper spray to control Ellis and another person, two more people joined the fight. Officers eventually hit them with a Taser.

Ellis was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of assault on a police officer while the other three people were cited on suspicion of obstruction and let go.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated and was later released.

Lafayette cop injured in hit-and-run at traffic stop

19 Mar

A police officer was injured early this morning when a suspected drunken driver side-swiped his cruiser near 120th Street and Baseline Road.

The Lafayette Police Department says one of its officers was involved in a traffic stop when another driver clipped his patrol car. The cruiser had front-end damage and the officer was taken to a local hospital with a non life-threatening head injury.

Lafayette Police says the suspect, who has been identified as 18-year-old Steven Lutton of Lafayette, allegedly fled the scene.

The Colorado State Patrol spotted him about a ¼ mile from the scene and arrested him.

Aurora cop shot; suspect killed after barricade

19 Mar

AURORA – Police killed a man accused of wounding an Aurora Police officer Thursday night and then engaged in a shoot out with police.

Around 8:15 p.m., an Aurora officer attempted a traffic stop near Colfax Avenue & Elmira Street, but the man ran off.

The chase went into a nearby courtyard where the suspect fired at the officer, according to Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson.

The officer returned fire.

Police say the officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

Initially it was believe the officer was shot multiple times, however, doctors now say the officer was struck by multiple bullet fragments, not multiple bullets. He was been treated and released from a local hospital.

Police set up a perimeter and began a manhunt for the suspect. During this effort, officers were able to contact the suspect who told them he still had a weapon, ammunition and planned to “go out shooting,” according to Carlson.

She says officers were able to determine the man had fled to an apartment complex at Colfax Avenue and Emporia Street and called in the SWAT team.

The SWAT team was able to establish communication with the suspect again.

Carlson says efforts to talk the man into surrendering were unsuccessful. Shortly after 7 a.m. Friday the SWAT team decided to try to force the man out using gas. The man tried to escape through a window. He was still carrying a gun, according to Aurora Police. Officers opened fire, killing the suspect. The man has not been identified.

Cop killed at trailer park in Limon

11 Mar

LIMON — A standoff that began with the fatal shooting of a Limon police officer ended late Wednesday when the suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At a post-midnight news conference, State Trooper Heather Cobler said that officers were serving a warrant at a residence at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park at about 6:10 p.m. when the man they were serving opened fire.

Officer Jay Sheridan, 27, was killed.

Two other officers, who were not identified, remained in a separate room in the mobile home and called for assistance.

Several law enforcement authorities — including deputies from Lincoln, Elbert and Douglas counties, and members of the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation — arrived at the scene.

At 10:40 p.m., Cobler said, SWAT officers from Douglas and Elbert counties entered the residence and found the suspect’s body. The two officers in the other room were unharmed.

Jim Hartwig, manager of the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park, said he lived next to Hasty, who had been living in the trailer with a woman since November.

Hasty once told Hartwig, “If police try to come into my house they are going to get shot.”