SUSPECT DIES AFTER OFFICERS USE STUN GUN
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.