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Lamar police investigating triple shooting


Members of the Lamar Police Department responded to a triple shooting at an apartment complex in the 700 Block of Mullen St., just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Lamar police officers were called to the Lamar Apartments on a shots-fired incident Saturday afternoon. Upon arriving at the apartment, officers discovered two women and one man who had been shot. The man and one woman were pronounced dead at the scene. The second woman was transported to the hospital for treatment. Her condition is unknown.

Officers issued an alert for a vehicle suspected of being used by a single suspect to leave the scene. A Granada Police Department officer located the vehicle and law enforcement officers from the Granada Police Department, the Prowers County Sheriff's Office, Colorado State Patrol, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife pursued the suspect after he fled from officers in the vehicle in eastern Prowers County.

Officers from the Hamilton County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office who were assisting in Colorado used tire deflation devices, often called “stop sticks," to stop the vehicle.  The suspect continued to flee from officers in the vehicle and eventually stopped in a field near Holly.

The suspect exited the vehicle and used a handgun to take his own life. No shots were fired by law enforcement officers.

Law enforcement says that there is no ongoing threat to the community.  

The Lamar Police Department, with the assistance of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, is actively investigating the incident.