- A shooting that occurred Monday afternoon left a police officer dead in Olde Town Arvada, a Colorado neighborhood.
- Meanwhile, the police were in charge of securing the place, where emergency vehicles arrived and where they deployed the bomb detection dogs.
- The shots prompted authorities to issue a CodeRED with which they urge residents to take refuge.
Fallen man! A shooting that occurred this Monday afternoon left a dead police officer in Olde Town Arvada, a Colorado neighborhood, as confirmed by the mayor of Arvada to local media such as 9news.
This Monday afternoon, a shooting was reported in the area of West 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, authorities said. At least one officer from the Arvada Police Department was injured in the confrontation.
Shooting this Monday afternoon leaves a cop dead in Colorado
Mayor Marc Williams confirmed that after the shooting in Olde Town Arvada the wounded police officer was killed. “It’s a very sad and dark day,” Williams said. “We went through a pandemic; we will go through this, “he added.
Meanwhile, the police were in charge of securing the place, where emergency vehicles arrived and where they deployed the bomb detection dogs, although the officers did not specify why they were taken to the scene.
Shooting causes terror in the area
The police kept informing citizens through their Twitter account and in that way they warned that it was an active situation and recommended to the general public to avoid the Olde Town Arvada area.
The shooting was reported shortly before two in the afternoon and a CodeRED (red code) was issued with which they invite residents to take refuge, as confirmed The Denver Channel. After the tense situation was recorded, the Arvada library reported that it would be closed for the rest of the day.
Code Red, everyone take refuge
For her part, Kami Welch, president of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement that her work team had to run to take refuge in the basement of the chamber while the shots rang out and that they remained there for more than an hour. .
“Thank you to all who have communicated this afternoon. The Arvada Chamber team is safe and awaiting additional information, ”Welch wrote. “Our hearts go out to the Arvada Police Department and everyone who was affected today.”
Offer information to the police
The police keep their lines of communication open to anyone with information that is valuable in the investigation. If so, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.
On the other hand, it is always a good idea for people to review options for how to protect themselves during a shooting. If you don’t know what to do to survive, here are the most important tips to cope with this risky situation.
Protecting Myself During a Shootout: What Should I Do to Survive?
Finding yourself in the middle of a shooting is a really unexpected situation. How can I protect myself? Nerves and anguish can lead us to make wrong decisions that further expose our lives. This is why it is really important to have some strategies in mind to help you get through the situation.
Unfortunately, public places such as schools, events or shopping centers have become targets of this type of attack. Probably due to the vulnerability of the site and the lack of security. So it is important that you stay calm. Your life will depend on your reaction during the first few seconds.
How to protect myself during a shootout?
Keep calm. Despite your nerves, it is essential to remain calm. Take a breath and try to think clearly about your best option. Identify the location of the shooter. Usually with the sense of hearing you can tell where the shots are coming from. Your eyesight may help, but be careful with your movements and avoid looking at the site of the conflict.
Assess your environment. Is it an open or closed site? Try to find the closest exits and think about whether it is more convenient to flee or hide. Can you escape? If you can escape via a safe and accessible route that doesn’t expose you to the shooter’s gaze, then be prepared to take it. Run as fast as possible.
How to protect myself?
You can not escape? If you find yourself in a place that you cannot get out of without exposing yourself, then hide from the shooter and take cover. If you are in a room, close the door, block it with furniture, turn off the lights and keep quiet away from the windows.
Belongings. Remember that in these cases they are not necessary. Leave your things, the most important thing is your life. To call the police. Once you are in a safe place, call the police or emergency numbers. It is estimated that they respond in about 10 to 15 minutes. Once they arrive let them do their job.
The last option is to confront the aggressor
Facing the shooter should be the last option. It should only be considered when there is no longer any alternative to running or hiding. The authorities indicate that trying to mediate words with them does not work.
“If the victim has the shooter in front of him and cannot flee, the chances of survival are much greater if he tries to incapacitate him, instead of begging for his life,” ABC said in a report. Shooting this Monday afternoon leaves a cop dead in Colorado.
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