SWAT swarms Douglas County neighborhood after reports of shots fired; suspect in custody

Posted at 5:13 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 00:53:33-04

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- The son of an Aurora Police Department officer is in custody after a SWAT standoff in Douglas County.

The call came in around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Douglas County Sheriff Deputies said a person was inside a home in the area of Dinero Place and Country Club Parkway in Castle Pines Village. Another call reported someone shooting a gun both inside and outside the house.

As it turns out, the 28-year-old man ran into a neighbor’s home, which is where the SWAT incident occurred.

By 6:10 p.m., the man was in custody and SWAT was clearing the home. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the incident involved an Aurora officer's son.

That officer helped resolve the situation by telling negotiators what weapons were inside their home and what his son may have had access to. Spurlock said that was unusual, and in most situations parents would not be involved to help with negotiators. He said the circumstances of this situation was such that their input was helpful.

A notification was sent to neighbors about the situation and large police presence.

The man may face trespassing or burglary charges for entering the neighbor’s home. 


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