Arvada, CO. – Three people are dead after a shooting in Old Town Arvada, including an unidentified Arvada Police Officer, a civilian, and the suspect.

Authorities say they responded to the area of 57th and Olde Wadsworth around 1:15PM in connection with a suspicious incident near the library. At 1:30PM, multiple 911 callers reported shorts fired and that an officer was hit.


Deputy Arvada Police Chief Ed Brady told Fox 21 a veteran Arvada police officer was shot and killed and a second person, believed to be a Samaritan, was also shot and killed. The suspected gunman was also shot and killed.

Authorities have not released any names of the people involved.

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Arvada Mayor Marc Williams issued this statement, “It’s a horribly sad day or the city of Arvada. We have been a community that has been very safe for many many years. We have only lost two officers on duty in the history of the city and neither were firearm involved. We are shocked and saddened and it reminds us everyday how important our police officers are and that we owe them so much.”

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the murdered officer’s family, department, and community.

This piece was written by Ray Dietrich on June 21, 2021. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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