LONGMONT – A 34-year old man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in the 2200 block of Pratt Street in Longmont. The shooting happened at about 4:30 a.m. this morning.
The suspect, Jesus Ramos, called 911 and reported that he tried to shoot himself with a six-shot revolver and that he was using meth and heroin.
According to the police, officers contacted the suspect at about 3:30 a.m., who was a passenger in a vehicle just south of the complex, while responding to the call.
Ramos, who was also on a cell phone with dispatchers, told them and officers that he was armed and that he would kill officers and civilians. Then he got out of the vehicle ran toward an apartment complex with his hand wrapped in his jacket. The Longmont police say one of their officers fired a shot from his rifle.
Ramos then broke into a ground-level apartment through a living room window, where he was then found by a SWAT robot at 6:48 a.m. and pronounced dead by paramedics.
Police say his cause of death has not yet been determined. Ramos does have a lengthy criminal history in Colorado.
The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the Boulder County Investigation Team’s investigation outcome, per department policy.