2020 Colorado Officer-Involved Shootings

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A Denver police officer stands at a roadblock on a street near the scene of a shooting in downtown Denver Monday, July 1, 2019.

This list compiles all officer-involved shootings in Colorado since Jan. 1, 2020. For the purposes of this list, an officer-involved shooting is defined as an incident where a police officer and/or suspect discharges a firearm.

There have been six officer-involved shootings so far in 2020. Three people have died in those shootings.

Updated Jan. 15, 2020 @ 6:30 a.m.


Jan. 12 — Police officers in Wheat Ridge shot and killed a man suspected of bank robbery after a two-hour standoff at a motel. SWAT officers arrived at a motel early in the morning and tried to talk 52-year-old Thomas Charles Snyder II into surrendering, according to Lakewood Police. Officers entered a room and Snyder ignored multiple commands to drop his handgun, officials said. Police said he was shot by two officers. Snyder was suspected of robbing a bank in Longmont on Jan. 11.

Jan. 11 — Colorado Springs police are looking for a suspect that shot and injured an officer during a traffic stop. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that the male driver shot at two officers, who then returned fire. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Randy Bishop, was being pulled over for an expired license plate registration, police said. He was wanted by police for stealing and firing a detective's gun at a hospital and then stealing a car in November. One officer was shot and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police announced Tuesday that Officer Beau Becker was released from the hospital. Bishop drove away and was later involved in a crash, police said. He then fled on foot.

Jan. 11 — I-70 was closed both ways for several hours outside Glenwood Springs because of a shooting involving a law-enforcement officer. The Garfield County Sheriff's office has not released any additional information about the shooting. It is unclear if anyone was injured.

Jan. 8 — Aurora police were involved in a shooting near Buckley Air Force Base. They were responding to a call about suspicious parties in a stolen vehicle, according to the Aurora Police Department. One juvenile suspect was taken into custody and two juvenile suspects remain at large. There were no injuries.

Jan. 6A Denver police officer shot and killed a man on an interstate ramp in Aurora. The man was driving a stolen vehicle when an officer encountered him in Denver and followed him to I-225 and Iliff Avenue in Aurora, according to Denver Division Chief Ron Thomas. After Police made a traffic stop, the man exited his vehicle and threatened officers with a gun, officials said. An officer then shot and killed him. The man's name has not been released.

Jan. 1Police shot and killed a man in Denver's Westwood neighborhood. A Denver Police spokesperson said multiple officers responded to a call that came in at 12:50 a.m. Denver Police identified the man killed on New Year's Day when he allegedly lunged at them with a knife as 20-year-old Gerardo Antonio Conchas-Busto. According to authorities, a roommate told police that Conchas-Busto attacked and threatened him with a butcher knife. Police said one officer fired one round and another fired five at Conchas-Busto during a home sweep. It's unclear how many times the man was hit. The incident was captured on the officers' body cameras and a butcher-style knife with a 10-inch blade was recovered at the scene, police said.

You can find the list of officer-involved shootings in 2019 here.