Police identify the star Denver and nearby Lakewood. in a series of shootouts, both in Colorado in the United States, in which five people were killed and two others were injured.
Lyndon McLeod, 47, who died after being confronted by police, was charged on Monday (27) with multiple shootings in Denver and Lakewood, but the cause is unknown.
Denver Police Chief Paul Pazzen said at a news conference that McLeod was on the radar of security forces because he was the target of two previous investigations, one in 2020 and the other earlier this year. “No state or federal criminal charges were brought against him,” he clarified.
Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero told the same press conference that one of the victims, identified as 38-year-old Danny Scofield, was shot by McLeod at a tattoo shop.
According to Romero, today, 28-year-old Sarah Steck, a hotel employee with whom the attacker had a brief conversation before shooting her, died in hospital.
The Denver Post reported that one of the three victims in Denver was identified by family members as 44-year-old Alicia Cardenas.
Romero said McLeod had encountered a Lakewood policeman as she was walking through Belmar’s shopping district. After being injured, the policemen managed to kill him.
According to reports, the first shooting took place at around 5:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. EDT local time) on a Denver street. The suspect shot three people: two women were killed and one man was injured. A second shot was fired soon after, in which another person was killed and a third occurred later, with no casualties.
The police traced the car of the accused and chased him. There was an exchange of fire, but no one was injured. The suspect managed to escape, but was again involved in another incident in Lakewood in which a woman was killed. Shortly thereafter, he shot the hotel employee and then clashed with a policeman.