Homicide Update

Posted on 11/02/2019 at 03:23 AM
Shannon Aulabaugh

At approximately 3:15 p.m., today, Boulder police received a request to check on the welfare of a woman who lived in an apartment at 3267 30th St. Minutes after the request was made, the person that made the request called police back indicating that the husband was leaving the residence with two children, ages 6 and 12, and possibly armed with a gun. While other officers were searching for the suspect, Boulder police officers located a deceased female inside the apartment.

Law enforcement spotted the vehicle and followed it to the Table Mesa Park and Ride. The suspect was contacted on the top level of the parking structure with two children still inside a vehicle. Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect for a prolonged period of time and were unsuccessful. One or more officers fired a gunshot; however, it is not known if the suspect was shot before, he fell from the top story of the parking structure. He was transported to Boulder Community Health where he was pronounced deceased. The children were rescued by police and were not physically harmed.

The victim and suspect had a relationship with each other. The names and manner of death will be released by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office.

Boulder police will retain the investigation of the homicide at 3267 30th. The death of the suspect in this incident is currently being treated as an officer-involved shooting and is being investigated by the Boulder County Critical Incident Team. The names of the officers involved will be held for at least 48 hours per department policy.