Denver Colfax and Valentia shooting draws dozens of Cops 03/08/17

A suspect in the shooting at Valentia and Colfax is processed for evidence and arrested. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

03/08/17 Denver, CO – A shooting incident took place on this date in the 8300 block of E. Colfax Ave. (around N. Valentia St.).  The shooting occurred around 4:30PM today and sent one person to a local hospital by ambulance with lights and siren.  Scanner radio traffic described a dangerous and chaotic scene as multiple armed suspects may have fled the shooting scene.  An extremely large police presence took place at multiple scenes including the E. Colfax and Valentia St. shooting location.  A large team of Denver PD patrol cops, detectives, supervisors and crime scene techs responded to the numerous crime and evidence scenes.  Traffic was re-routed on Colfax in the area for several hours while police investigated the incident.  At one location of E. 13th Ave. and N. Ulster St. this reporter observed a suspect in handcuffs being processed for possible evidence by a Crime Lab technician.  No other info on the shooting is available as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting


Cops walk the E. Colfax shooting scene. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below is an exclusive slideshow of the Colfax and Valentia St. shooting scene on 03/08/17.  Photos by Shane Anthony


Denver K9 Cops snag burglary suspect at Ebert Elementary School 03/06/17

03/06/17 Denver, CO – Denver District 6 cops and K9 officers apprehended a late night burglary suspect on this date at the Polaris at Ebert Elementary School located at 410 Park Ave. West.  The call came in around 10:15 Sunday night.  Denver Public Schools security was receiving multiple alarms from inside the school.  DPS officers and Denver District 6 cops surrounded the school building at Park Ave. West and Tremont St. with their red and blue lights flashing in against the darkness.  Denver K9 officers (and their handlers) were called to the scene once a police parameter was secured.  Around 12:30AM (Monday) the police dogs made contact (literally) with the male burglary suspect inside the school.  The suspect was escorted out of the school in handcuffs and was walked to a Denver Health ambulance for treatment of bites from at least 1 police dog.  No other info is available as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting

The Ebert Elementary School burglary suspect is escorted to a waiting ambulance by Denver cops and paramedics. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below scenes from a late night break in that occurred at the Polaris at Ebert Elementary School in Downtown Denver.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Violence erupts at 2 local night clubs in Denver 03/05/17

03/05/17 Denver, CO – Violence broke out early this morning at 2 separate night clubs in Denver sending at least 2 people to local hospitals.  Both incidents occurred close to bar closing time.  The first incident took place at the Proof Nightclub located in SE Denver at 7800 E. Hamden around 1AM.  Denver District 3 cops were called there lights and sirens to a report of a fight in the parking lot. Several police supervisors responded to the scene to sort things out.  When this reporter arrived on the scene I observed several large groups of people standing in the parking lot of the club.  Witnesses to the fight told me that one or more bar bouncers may have been involved in the alteration with a male bar patron.  I was also shown a car with dents in it where according to witnesses the fight had reportedly spilled over onto the car.  The condition of the brawl victim is not known to us as of this posting.

In a separate incident, around 2AM a person was reportedly shot in front of Club Vinyl at 1082 Broadway St. in downtown Denver.  District 6 police blocked off a large scene there while they investigated that occurrence.  No other info was made available to us about the shooting.  Shane Anthony reporting

A serious fight broke out early on this date outside the Proof nightclub in SE Denver. Photo by Shane Anthony
Proof nightclub patrons react to the brawl which took place in the parking lot of the club. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below is a slideshow of the Proof nightclub where a serious fight broke out   on 03/05/17 near closing time.  Photos by Shane Anthony



Below are photos of Club Vinyl in downtown Denver where a shooting took place outside at closing time on 03/05/17

Club Vinyl at 1082 Broadway in downtown Denver. Photo by Shane Anthony
Cops outside of Club Vinyl in Denver. Photo by Shane Anthony

Multiple gunshots rattle NE Denver neighborhood-couple almost hit 03/04/17

A bullet hole with a crime lab sticker is seen in a pickup truck window. Photo by Shane Anthony

03/04/17 Denver, CO – Gunfire erupted in North East Denver this evening across a several block area.  Nobody was reported hit in the incidents but one young couple had an exceptionally close call.  Numerous 911 reports of multiple gunshots being fired came in around 8PM on this date in the vicinity of E. 36th Ave. and N. Vine Street.  Police were busy blocking off intersections and investigating the shots fired in that neighborhood when a young couple driving their pickup truck was struck by bullets just south of there near Bruce Randolph and N. High Street.  The pickup was being driven by a 18 year old man  with his 19 year old girlfriend riding in the passenger seat.  According to the couple a man on foot emerged from the shadows and fired at their truck as they were driving to get a pizza.  Bullets shattered their passenger window and ripped just inches behind the young woman’s head punching a hole in her seat headrest.  The young man and woman were thankfully uninjured.  This reporter overheard a uniformed patrol cop tell the young woman that someone was looking over the couple this evening as the headrest bullet struck dangerously close to her.  Another neighbor named Jason told us that some residents reported hearing up to 40 gunshots during the shooting incidents including at least one really loud sound that he described as “Ka-Bam”!  No suspect info was made available to as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting

A Denver crime lab technician photographs a pickup with bullet holes in it. Photo by Shane Anthony
A pickup headrest has bullet holes ripped in it from gunfire. Photo by Shane Anthony
A 19 year old woman (far right) who was almost struck by gunfire looks on at the truck she was riding in. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below is an exclusive slideshow of the shooting incident that almost struck a young couple in their pickup truck.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Armed woman forces closure of I-70 near Agate CO 03/03/17

Map of I-70 near Agate CO –  Map courtesy Google Maps

03/03/17 Agate, CO – An armed woman exchanged gunfire with police officers in a dramatic standoff on this date on I-70 near Agate, CO.  The woman who was identified as 26 year old Jasmine Faith Delores Johnson held up in a car near I-70 mile marker 340 (between Deer Trail and Limon) after making threats to kill cops according to the Arapahoe County DA.  The standoff lasted about 3 hours as cops from numerous agencies moved in and surrounded the suspect in the car.  At numerous points during the standoff scanner radio traffic reported the suspect taking “pot shots” at law enforcement.   Shots were exchanged between the woman and cops during the incident but nobody was hit.  Armored “Bear Cat” vehicles were deployed to keep cops safe during the operation.  The incident ended with Johnson being taken into custody.  Johnson is being held without bond in Arapahoe County on an an unrelated previous warrant.  Shane Anthony reporting

A police roadblock near Deer Trail CO closes I-7O due to an armed standoff. Photo by Shane Anthony
I-70 is closed near Deer Trail CO due to an armed woman on the Interstate. Photo by Shane Anthony

Aurora gunshot victim drives to hospital in private vehicle 03/03/17

03/03/17 Aurora, CO – A man who was an apparent gunshot victim decided not to wait for Aurora police or Fire Rescue on this date and instead showed up at a local hospital in a private vehicle.  The shooting was was reported to APD and Aurora Fire Rescue around 12:15AM on this date.  The shooting victim location initially came in as E. 23rd Ave and N. Peoria St.  While on the way to that scene with both lights and sirens, Aurora Fire was cancelled due to the fact that the victim had showed up at neighboring University Medical Center on his own accord.  When this reporter rolled up on the intersection of 23rd and Peoria nothing was to be found.  I did however track down several Aurora cops guarding a crime scene about 10 blocks north and east of the shooting call location.  That landed me in the 12500 block of E. 30th Ave.  I could not get any officers at that scene to confirm it was where the shooting took place, but do to its proximity to 23rd and Peoria, it was likely where the whole incident began.  No motive for the shooting was made available to  The condition of the victim is not known to us either at this time.  Shane Anthony reporting

Aurora cops guard a cime scene in the 12500 block of E. 30th Ave. which may be related to the March 3rd, 2017 shooting at 23rd and Peoria St.  Photo by Shane Anthony

Below cops stand by in the 12500 block of E. 3oth Ave.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Photo by Shane Anthony
Photo by Shane Anthony


South East Denver 2-Alarm fire visible for miles 03/01/17

03/01/17 Denver, CO – A fire on this date sent dozens scrambling to safety and sent smoke and flames billowing into the afternoon sky.  The fire which broke out around 4PM today called for a large response by the Denver Fire Department.  The fire occurred at the Artisan Apartments located at 10025 E. Girard Ave. near the JFK Golf course in South East Denver.  First arriving fire units observed heavy fire and smoke from an apartment building and immediately called in a 2nd alarm.  Numerous firefighters pulled fire hoses from hydrants and snaked water-charged lines in-between the crowded dwellings.  When this reporter arrived on the scene the main body of the fire had been knocked down but firefighters were still scurrying around with hoses and fire gear in hand in an effort the keep the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.  Also, several families appeared to be leaving the fire area with pets in hand.  Thick smoke hung in the air with early March sunlight scattering through it in rays.  No civilians were reported injured in the incident.  There was one report of a firefighter receiving minor injuries while battling the blaze.  Denver Fire Department investigators were on the scene (as is routine in a fire of this size) in an effort to determine what may have caused the fire in the first place.  Shane Anthony reporting

2 people walk with a dog in hand behind a Denver firefighter at the 2-Alarm fire scene. Photo by Shane Anthony
A family evacuates the fire scene with pets in hand. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below is a slideshow of todays 2-Alarm fire at the Artisan Apartments in SE Denver.  Photos by Shane Anthony

“Crazy” guy accosts man at Denver ATM machine 02/26/17

02/26/17 Denver, CO – Around 2PM today Denver police were dispatched to what initially came in as a robbery in-progress near the intersection of S. Colorado Blvd. and E. Mexico Ave.  Upon arrival District 3 cops found a man pinned to the ground by at least one other man near an ATM machine and the officers had to sort out the scene.  According to a man at the scene named “Mark” here’s what transpired: Mark was trying to use the ATM at the Chase bank when a man who was acting what he described as “crazy” approached him and asked for money.  When Mark refused the request, the man became aggressive and held up both of his hands in fists as if to start a fight and he asked again for money.  That’s when Mark decided enough was enough and he took the “crazy acting” guy to the ground and pinned him there until the DPD cavalry arrived.  Mark was uninjured in the incident but the “crazy guy” did receive a scratch on his head during the scuffle and he subsequently took an ambulance ride to the hospital.  I talked with Mark after the excitement as he once again used the ATM to finish the deposit he had been trying to make in the first place. He seemed unfazed by the whole Pro Wrestling ordeal as he wandered away with his ATM deposit receipt in hand.  Shane Anthony reporting

Denver cops and paramedics discuss the ATM incident that took place at Colorado and Mexico. Photo by Shane Anthony
The “crazy guy” gets loaded into a Denver Health ambulance by paramedics. Photo by Shane Anthony



Denver serious injury motorcycle vs. car crash 4900 block Brighton Blvd. 02/25/17

02/25/17 Denver, CO – Denver police traffic investigators were called this evening to the scene of a serious injury motorcycle vs. car accident in the 4900 block of Brighton Blvd.  around 7PM on this date.  Denver traffic investigators known as “Tom-Cars” were busy photographing the scene when this reporter arrived on the scene.  A motorcycle on its side and a van were surrounded by yellow evidence markers on the pavement.  At least one individual was transported lights and siren to a local hospital by ambulance.  Denver “Tom-Cars” are typically called out for accidents involving serious bodily injury or death to the crash victims.  District  2 cops were slammed in a short time frame around the motorbike accident.  At about the same time as the motorcycle crash, DPD cops also responded several blocks north of that scene to Brighton Blvd. and N. Columbine St. on a report of a Chevy Suburban stuck on railroad tracks.  In that incident a train had to be stopped while a tow truck removed the stuck vehicle from its path.  Shane Anthony reporting

A Denver Police traffic investigator photographs a motorcycle on its side. Photo by Shane Anthony
A motorcycle is seen on its side in front of a van on Brighton Blvd. Photo by Shane Anthony

Aurora shooting 1000 block of S. Mobile St. 02/25/17

02/25/17 Aurora, CO – Around 3:30PM on this date Aurora police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of S. Mobile St. in southeast Aurora.  The 911 report stated that a juvenile subject had been shot in the extremities.  Upon arrival at the scene this reporter noted numerous Aurora patrol cars in front of a house on a small cul-de-sac.  Numerous uniformed officers and several police shift supervisors were on the scene as well. learned at the scene that APD detectives were being notified of the incident.  At least 1 individual was noted sitting in the back of a police car at the scene.  No other information has been made available to us about this incident by Aurora Police as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting

An Aurora Police Leutnant is surrounded by other officers at the shooting scene on S. Mobile St. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony
The shooting scene on S. Mobile St. in Aurora. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony
Aurora cops at the shooting scene on S. Mobile St. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony