A suspect is dead following an officer-involved shooting in the 2200 block of Pratt Street in Longmont around 4:30 a.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Longmont Department of Public Safety.
The suspect, 34-year-old Jesus Ramos, called 911 and reported that he tried to shoot himself with a six-shot revolver and that he was using meth and heroin, the release said.
Officers then contacted the suspect, who was a passenger in a vehicle just south of the complex, while responding to the call, the release said.
This occurred around 3:30 a.m., according to Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur.
Ramos, who was also on a cell phone with dispatchers, told them and officers that he was armed and that he would kill officers and civilians, according to Longmont police.
Ramos then exited the vehicle and ran toward "occupied apartment complexes with his hand wrapped in his jacket," at which point Master Police Officer Mike Kimbley fired a shot from his rifle, Longmont police said.
Ramos then broke into a ground-level apartment through a living room window, according to the release, where he was then found by a SWAT robot at 6:48 a.m. and pronounced dead by paramedics.
Police also said the cause of death has not yet been determined.
Ramos has a lengthy criminal history in Colorado.
The officer involved in the shooting was identified on Thursday as Kimbley, who has been with the department since February 1992. According to a news release from the Longmont Police Department, Kimbley served with the Colorado Air National Guard for eight years and was deployed to Operation Desert Storm.
Per department policy, he is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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