Last night, Westminster cops went shopping at Costco -- and wound up with a discount deal for a couple of carjacking suspects found hiding on the roof of an out building in the box store's parking lot.
The drama started with a 911 call about two people who drew iron on a man who discovered them breaking into his truck, then fled to Costco, where cops shot a man armed with a shotgun and took a woman with him into custody. Doubt if there are any bargains in their future. Look below for the latest from the Westminster PD:
At about 9:37 P.M. Westminster Police received a 911 call that two individuals pointed shotguns at a man when he caught them breaking into his truck near 91st Avenue and Marshall Court. By the time police arrived the two suspects had fled the area. Police set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to search for the suspects. A male and female were located hiding on top of an out building in the Costco Warehouse parking lot.
When officers attempted to contact the two individuals they saw the male was still armed with a shotgun. A confrontation occurred and the officers shot the male suspect. He was transported to a local area hospital and the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. His identity is not being released pending further investigation. The female was transported to the Westminster Police Department to determine her involvement. At this time, police are not looking for any additional suspects.
This is a preliminary ongoing investigation and details about the shooting are not available at this time. The Adams County Critical Incident Team is conducting the shooting investigation. As standard procedure, officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave. None of the Westminster officers involved in the shooting were injured.
Earlier in the evening Westminster officers were assisting the Arvada Police Department with a perimeter reference a stolen vehicle. Police have not determined if the two incidents are related. Questions regarding Arvada's incident are being directed to Susan Medina at 720-898-6654.
Please direct any questions regarding this shooting to Investigator Trevor Materasso at 303-658-4427.
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