LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A 54-year-old man was arrested after an hours-long standoff in a Lakewood neighborhood Thursday night.
People living near South Sheridan Boulevard and West Kentucky Avenue received a Code Red to shelter in place after someone fired a gun in that neighborhood, said the Lakewood Police Department (LPD).
LPD said Vernon Hazel fired multiple rounds from a gun inside and outside of his home located in the 900 block of South Sheridan. Police said no one was injured in the incident.
SWAT was called out to the home around 5 p.m. Thursday and the standoff continued into the evening hours.
Just after 10:30 p.m., SWAT stormed the home and took Hazel into custody.
Police closed South Sheridan Boulevard at West Kentucky and people were asked to avoid that area of Lakewood.
Hazel was arrested on suspicion of illegal discharge of a firearm.
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