Man fires multiple gunshots inside and outside of Lakewood home, police say

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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