Standoff with armed man barricaded in Aurora apartment may have been case of mistaken identity

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 1921 North Clinton Street at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived at apartment 101 they found an adult female victim who had been assaulted by her boyfriend Anthony West.  West had fled from the apartment prior to the police arriving on scene.

A half-hour later, Aurora Police received a second call from the apartment stating that West has returned to the apartment. When officers arrived on scene they found that West had once again fled from the scene and that prior to their arrival he had brandished a handgun and made threats toward the occupants of the apartment. One of the victims of the menacing advised officers that after West left he went to apartment 204 to see if he was inside. When he knocked on the door West emerged and again brandished a handgun and made threats to harm him, police said.

As officers were canvassing the area they observed a male subject matching the description of the suspect in the hallway of the apartment building. As they approached him, he ran into apartment 204 and failed to comply with officers commands to stop. Officers attempted to gain entry into the apartment and the subject slammed the door on the officers. As officers were standing outside of the apartment they could hear an object being pushed up against the door.

As a precaution, the residents of the apartment building were evacuated and commands were given numerous times by bullhorn ordering the subject to exit his apartment.  After he failed to comply with officer’s commands, the SWAT team was mobilized and responded to the scene.

During the incident, hostage negotiators with were able to make contact with a female subject inside of the apartment. She stated she was inside the apartment with her four small children and wanted to leave but that the male would not let her.

At 9 a.m. the occupants of apartment 204 came out. The male subject, Gary James Revis was taken into custody without incident.  The female and children were unharmed. Rivas was arrested for investigataion of the following charges: possession of a weapon by a previous offender, false imprisonment and failure to leave premises.

Revis was taken to the Aurora Detention Center where he is currently being held.

SWAT officers checked the apartment and were unable to locate West. A handgun was recovered from the apartment.

Charges are pending on West according to police, who were not releasing his mugshot at this time.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Aurora Police. West is a 37-year-old black male 5-feet 8-inches tall, weight 186 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Tipster can also remain anonymous by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP. They may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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