Three shot, two dead, including gunman, following domestic argument in Indian Hills home

Frantic woman calls 911, hides in closet

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Gunshots, sirens and a medical helicopter turned a normally quiet stretch of Pawnee Road, in Jefferson County’s Indian Hills subdivision, into anything but quiet Monday night.

Sheriff’s deputies received a frantic 911 call, just after 10:00, from a young woman who told them that her stepbrother was shooting inside a house at 23038 Pawnee Road.

The dispatcher told responding officers, “RP heard her parents scream and locked herself in the room.”

A few seconds later, the dispatcher said, “Still shooting right now.  She can’t hear her parents anymore.”

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacki Kelley told 7NEWS that responding deputies found three people inside the house with apparent gunshot wounds.

She said two of them died at the scene, and the third was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

“We continued our search,” Kelley said, “and found a (fourth) person inside a bedroom. She was hiding.  That was, in fact, the person who called us.”

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the victims yet.

A neighbor told 7NEWS that Bruce and Maggie Leiman live in the house with two children.

Bruce is a realtor and Maggie was a travel agent who owned Halcyon Travel.

“I walk my dogs by that place in the morning,” said Lutz Hartel. “I know Bruce from when he leaves for work.”

When asked about the shooting, Hartel said, “I don’t like the idea of things like that happening in the neighborhood, but domestic disputes can happen anywhere no matter how quiet it is.”

Sheriff’s investigators called the bomb squad, as a precaution, after finding some chemicals in one of the cars parked in the driveway.

Kelley said investigators hope to learn more about the shooting from the young woman who was found hiding in the closet.

“I don’t know how revealing that interview will be, especially if she was hiding the whole time,” Kelley said. “But it may explain the family dynamics and what led up to the shooting.”

She added that investigators still have evidence to collect and pictures to take.

“We will let the evidence speak for itself,” she said. “It can be very revealing at times.”

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