Crime

Update: Gordon Moench allegedly lured cops to ambush with threat to "kill a bunch of people"

Update: Yesterday, we shared information from a Lakewood Police Department spokesman about a Saturday night incident during which an apparently suicidal Gordon Moench shot two LPD officers before being taken down by one of their colleagues; see our previous coverage below.

We've now obtained Moench's arrest affidavit, on view here, in which we learn that the suspect himself called 911 not once but twice -- first to say he was "ready to kill a bunch of people" and secondly to request help for his victims.

See also: No charges against Boulder County deputy in apparent suicide by cop

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