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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news for Oct. 23, 2019

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 15:01:04-04

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


12:57 p.m. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said its Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit (Cheezo) met up with a potential suspect around W. Chatfield Avenue and S. Piece Street shortly before noon. The man ran from investigators. He is described as a dark-skinned man with blue jeans and a red shirt. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 180 pounds. If you see him, call 911. The sheriff's office said the schools are not at risk and the lockouts are a precaution. They do not believe the suspect is a threat.

12:40 p.m. — JeffCo Public Schools said several schools in its district are on lockout due to nearby police activity. Being in lockout means the schools have restricted exits/entrances. The following schools are on lockout:

  • Columbine High School
  • Columbine Hills Elementary
  • Columbine Hills Elementary
  • Leawood Elementary School
  • Dutch Creek Elementary
  • Ken Caryl Middle School
  • Blue Heron Elementary
  • Coronado Elementary School

We are working to learn more and will post updates here.