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Man arrested for allegedly shooting at Lakewood police

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
July 8, 2013 2:18 pm

Lakewood police said a 29-year-old man fired at a group of officers responding to a disturbance early this morning.

Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. to a home in the 6500 block of 146th Street Southwest after receiving calls about a loud argument and shots fired.

While speaking with the person who called 911, police “reported hearing sounds of bullets whizzing past them and hitting bushes,” Lt. Jeff Alwine said.

The officers took cover. The alleged shooter’s girlfriend was among the group of people being questioned by police so they had her call him so they could negotiate his surrender.

While on the phone with her, Alwine said the alleged shooter told his girlfriend, “’I shot at the pigs for you.’”

A SWAT team was called, and the man agreed to turn himself in. Although he stepped outside with a gun in his hand, police said he threw it into the grass when he emerged.

He then allegedly refused to obey officers’ commands and was eventually shot with bean bag rounds. He was arrested on suspicion of 10 counts of first-degree assault.

No one was injured in the shooting. A nearby home was hit with at least one bullet. Alwine said investigators are still trying to determine what caused the initial disturbance and why the man shot at police.

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