MONUMENT – Police identified the suspect arrested in a standoff situation Wednesday night at an apartment complex in Monument.
Officers arrested 44-year-old Alvin Gooley for menacing, possession of weapons by a previous offender and third-degree assault after he surrendered to authorities without incident.
It all started a little after 9 p.m. Wednesday when officers were dispatched to the Vistas at Jackson Creek apartments to perform a welfare check on Gooley. While driving to the scene, officers also received a report that Gooley was punching walls inside the apartment, carrying a shotgun and threatening to kill himself and others.
The person who called 911 told officers Gooley assaulted him and that he was still making threats toward others. The caller said he hid in his room with his young child before they both escaped.
Nearby apartments were evacuated and the El Paso County SWAT team surrounded the apartment. That’s when Gooley eventually surrendered. After he was arrested, authorities searched the apartment where they found two shotguns that they say belonged to Gooley, who had been convicted of prior felonies.