NewsCovering Colorado


Shelter in place order lifted in Canon City after gunfire incident

Posted at 11:37 PM, Apr 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 13:55:55-04

CAÑON CITY, Colorado — Several people in Cañon City were ordered to shelter in place or evacuate the Country Green Apartments Sunday afternoon as deputies and police officers that are part of the SWAT team worked to negotiate with someone they believe barricaded themselves inside of one of the units.

Deputies and Officers were fired at from inside the apartment and no law enforcement personnel or bystanders were injured.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office reported on Facebook that Cañon City Police Officers were called to the property just before 2:00 p.m. on a report of gunfire. Those officers heard several loud shots when they arrived prompting the SWAT team response.

The social media post was updated about an hour later announcing that the situation had been resolved and that the shelter in place order was lifted.

The scene was secured and individuals were evacuated from the immediate area.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office Tactical Team and the Crisis Negotiation Unit were notified and responded.

Following several attempts to contact the suspect that were unsuccessful, the tactical team deployed a tracked robot and an aerial drone into the apartment.

Deputies observed a man who was down and unresponsive. A crisis entry was performed but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

The identity of the man is pending notification from the coroner.

No one was injured.

Watch KOAA News5 on your time, anytime with our free streaming app available for your Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and Android TV. Just search KOAA News5, download and start watching.