Man dies after shootout with Lakewood Police

No officers were harmed during the incident, and no residents were injured.

Staff report
Posted 3/11/19

 

At about 8:30 a.m. this morning, Lakewood Police Department received reports of shots fired in the 6400 block of West Mexico Avenue.

 

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Man dies after shootout with Lakewood Police

No officers were harmed during the incident, and no residents were injured.

Posted

At about 8:30 a.m. on March 11, police received reports of shots fired in the 6400 block of West Mexico Avenue. Lakewood Police Department asked residents to shelter in place, and asked the public to avoid the area while the shots were investigated. When police arrived, they found 51-year-old Antony Lee Montoya inside a home firing off multiple rounds. Montoya hit other homes in the neighborhood.

According to police, officers swarmed into the home, and Montoya fled in his truck and fired at police. Officers returned fire and hit Montoya. He continued to flee and eventually crashed into mutliple homes. Montoya finally came to a stop and parked his car in the backyard of a home near the corner of West Mexico Avenue and South Eaton Street. He was taken to a hospital where he later died from injuries.   

No officers were harmed during the incident, and no residents were injured.  

An investigation is underway by the Jefferson County Critical Incident Team. 

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