A 54-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he fired multiple shots inside and outside a south Lakewood home, police said.
At about 3:55 p.m. officers responded to the 900 block of South Sheridan Boulevard on a report of shots fired, police said in a news release.
Surrounding neighbors were told to stay inside their homes and shelter in place. The West Metro SWAT Team responded to the scene.
— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) November 6, 2020
Over several hours, police attempted to persuade the suspect, identified as Vernon Hazel, to exit the home. Instead, Hazel fired intermittent gun rounds.
At about 10:35 p.m., the SWAT team entered the home and arrested Hazel without further incident, police said. No one was injured.
Hazel was arrested and jailed on suspicion of illegal discharge of a firearm.
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