ERIE, Colo. — Two people were found dead in a Loveland home Thursday afternoon, leading law enforcement on a search that prompted shelter-in-place orders for multiple neighborhoods in Loveland and Erie.
The Loveland Police Department said around 2:22 p.m. Thursday, they got a call about a shooting in the area of Aries Drive and Pavo Court in Loveland. Three juveniles told 911 that people had been shot, and they didn't know if the suspect was still in the home.
When officers arrived, they safely evacuated the three juveniles. At the time, they said, the officers thought the suspect might still be inside. SWAT officers searched the home, but did not find any suspects.
Investigators identified a possible suspect as a 49-year-old Javier Acevado. Their search led them to the area of 600 Grimson Place in Erie, about 30 miles south of the Loveland home.
There, officers found a possible suspect carrying what appeared to be a gun. Shortly after they arrived, they found the man had taken his own life.
Law enforcement ordered a shelter in place for the Erie Highlands, Grandview and Erie Commons areas around 5 p.m. as they searched for the suspect. That order was lifted later Thursday evening.
The Loveland neighborhood where the shooting happened was also ordered to shelter in place as officers investigated there.
The Larimer County Coroner's Office will identify the shooting victims.
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