Last night, the Windsor community experienced one of the most challenging public safety events possible – a shooting involving police. Our officers were dispatched to a domestic incident on Sunflower Dr. in which an uncooperative resident with a gun challenged officers and ultimately fired at them with a shotgun. Officers returned fire, striking and killing the suspect, a 39 year old white male.
The 19th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (Weld CIRT) is leading the multi-agency investigation into this incident, which remains ongoing. CIRT is called in any time there is an officer-involved shooting incident that results in injury or death. At the conclusion of a CIRT investigation, the findings are reported to the District Attorney.
As the incident unfolded, Windsor Police issued a shelter in place order to residents in the immediate vicinity to prevent safety risk to residents. Residents outside of the threat area may not have received this message. We sincerely thank all members of the community for their ongoing support and cooperation with officers during incidents like these. This collaboration and trust is what makes Windsor the fantastic community it is known to be.
Moments like these are challenging, but the people of Windsor, including the members of the Windsor Police Department are resolute and strong, and we will stand by each other during this time. Thanks again to our brave and compassionate team of officers as well as the community for your faith and support.