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Man in custody after shots fired call locks down schools in Lakewood

Posted at 9:51 AM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 20:34:22-04

UPDATE: Authorities say the man taken into custody has died from his injuries.

LAKEWOOD – A man is in custody following a report of shots fired near the intersection of W. Jewell Avenue and S. Harlan Circle, which is just to the west of S. Sheridan Blvd. and W. Jewell Ave.

Earlier this morning, police tweeted that it is sending out emergency notifications to residents in the Sanderson Creek neighborhood after reports of shots fired in the area.

Lakewood Police tweeted that nearby schools were on lockdown, including Lasley Elementary, Alameda International School and Great Work Montessori School due to police activity in the area. The district said all students and staff are safe and instructed parents not to go to the schools.

According to our news gathering partners at 9News, a spokesperson for Lakewood Police said that no one has been shot.

This is a developing story. We will update it as we confirm more information.