SUS­PECT DIES AF­TER OF­FI­CERS USE STUN GUN

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

A man sus­pected of drug deal­ing died af­ter a con­fronta­tion with three po­lice of­fi­cers late Thurs­day night in Thorn­ton af­ter one of the of­fi­cers used a stun gun, po­lice say.

Three of­fi­cers were taken to a hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of in­juries and re­leased. The names of the sus­pect and the of­fi­cers have not been re­leased.

Thorn­ton po­lice of­fi­cers re­sponded at 10:46 p.m. to re­ports of a pos­si­ble drug deal in­volv­ing two pickup trucks in the park­ing lot of the Western Con­ve­nience Store at 9190 N. Huron St., ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease by po­lice spokesman Matt Barnes.

One sus­pect ran away. A Thorn­ton of­fi­cer pur­sued the sus­pect who then struck the of­fi­cer, Barnes says. When other po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived the sus­pect con­tin­ued to fight them, he says.

A Fed­eral Heights po­lice of­fi­cer fired a stun gun at the sus­pect and the man was ar­rested, Barnes said. The sus­pect im­me­di­ately “ex­pe­ri­enced a med­i­cal episode.”

Of­fi­cers re­quested med­i­cal as­sis­tance and be­gan to per­form CPR. The sus­pect was trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead at 12:32 a.m., Barnes said.

The cause of death will be de­ter­mined by the Adams County Coroner’s Of­fice. The 17th Judicial District Crit­i­cal In­ci­dent Team is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

High school stu­dent ar­rested for bring­ing gun to school. A 16-year-old

stu­dent at Bear Creek High School in Lake­wood was ar­rested Thurs­day af­ter po­lice say they found him in a class with a hand­gun.

Lake­wood po­lice say the teen didn’t threaten any­one, but did fight with of­fi­cers who tried to ar­rest him. The boy is fac­ing a long list of charges, in­clud­ing as­sault of a po­lice of­fi­cer, be­ing a ju­ve­nile in pos­ses­sion of a gun, hav­ing a gun on school grounds and hav­ing a con­cealed weapon.

6 over­dose since Jan. 1 at Den­ver’s Cen­tral Li­brary.

The num­ber of calls from Den­ver’s Cen­tral Li­brary for po­lice or med­i­cal as­sis­tance soared last year, and while not all are drug re­lated, staff mem­bers are now be­ing trained to spot and treat drug over­doses.

The li­brary last month be­gan stock­ing kits con­tain­ing Nar­can nasal spray to treat over­dose.

A na­tional opi­oid over­dose epi­demic isn’t as bad in Colorado as it is in other parts of the coun­try, but in 2015 there were 472 deaths re­lated to pre­scrip­tion opi­oids and heroin in the state, ac­cord­ing to the state Depart­ment of Public Health and En­vi­ron­ment.

Six visi­tors to the Cen­tral Li­brary at Broad­way and West 14th Av­enue Park­way have over­dosed since Jan. 1.

This is the first year that the li­brary has specif­i­cally tracked over­doses.

Man sen­tenced to 18-20 years for death of in­fant

B cheyenne, wyo.» The man who pleaded guilty in Novem­ber to man­slaugh­ter in the death of a baby boy will serve be­tween 18 and 20 years in prison.

Lo­gan Rogers, who re­fused to tell author­i­ties where he left the boy’s body, was sen­tenced in a Cheyenne court Fri­day. He faced a max­i­mum of 20 years un­der his plea deal.

The fam­ily of 13-mon­thold Si­las Ojeda, whom Rogers is ac­cused of killing, asked the judge for the max­i­mum sen­tence. The boy’s body has not been found.

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