Breaking: Strip Mall Massacre Rages Inside Dem Territory

Breaking: Strip Mall Massacre Rages Inside Dem Territory

Amid rising crime rates in Democrat-controlled territories across the country, a strip mall massacre left five dead and one police officer injured.

The shooting, which took place in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, began at approximately 5 p.m. local time on December 27th, and ended when the suspect was shot and killed on the street in Lakewood’s busy Belmar shopping district.

In a press conference held across the street from the Belmar shopping mallBreaking: Strip Mall Massacre Rages Inside Dem Territory, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said that the suspect participated in “a series of violent incidences” in the area, ultimately killing four people and wounding at least three others in five separate shootings. Pazen described the suspect as being on a “killing spree.”

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Among those wounded was a Lakewood police officer, who required surgery, according to John Romero, a Lakewood Police Department spokesman who spoke during the press conference.

During that press conference, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen gave a summary of the events:

  • The suspect shot and killed two women and wounded one man near the intersection of East First Avenue and Broadway.
  • Soon after the initial incident, the suspect shot and killed a man in the area of East 12th Avenue and Williams Street in Denver’s Cheesman Park neighborhood.
  • The suspect fired shots near the intersection of West Sixth Avenue and Cherokee Street, which is near the Denver Health hospital campus. No one is believed to have been injured in this shooting.
  • Denver police spotted what they believed to be the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Eighth Avenue and Zuni Street and attempted to pull him over. The suspect then exchanged gunfire with officers and a Denver police vehicle was disabled.

Following these incidents, the suspect then drove to Lakewood.

Lakewood police then received a call about a shooting inside of a business in the 1500 block of Kipling Street near the intersection of Kipling and West Colfax Avenue. Reporting on this incident is unclear, and the business has not been named, though it has been reported that the victim in this case did die, according to The Denver Post.

Lakewood police then spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to pull him over near the Belmar shopping mall. He fired at officers, who shot back. The suspect then fled on foot, eluding police.

He then entered the Hyatt hotel near the corner of South Vance Street and West Alaska Drive where he shot a clerk, who was taken to the hospital. The clerk’s condition is unknown at this time.

Soon after, the suspect encountered a Lakewood police officer and shot the officer, who was still in surgery at the time of the press conference.

“We just ask everyone in our community for their thoughts and prayers for that agent and their family,” Romero said.

Following that shooting, an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers ensued. Finally, the suspect was shot and killed. Romero did not specify whether the suspect was killed by a Lakewood police officer.

“Still unsure exactly if it was by Lakewood police or not but he was then pronounced dead at the scene,” Romero said. “At this point, we do not believe there is any additional safety concern to the community.”

Police have not yet determined what the motivation behind the attack was.

“We need to really dig and find out what the motivation behind this was,” Pazen said.

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