Arvada Mayor Marc Williams Reflects on Olde Town Shooting

June 25, 2021
ARVADA-OFFICER-BEESLEY-MEMORIALARVADA-OFFICER-BEESLEY-MEMORIALHart Van Denburg/CPR News
A makeshift memorial has grown in Olde Town Arvada Square to Officer Gordon Beesley, a 19-year police veteran who was killed by gunfire Monday, June 21, 2021. His suspected attacker and "good Samaritan" Johnny Hurley were also killed in the shooting.

What exactly happened in Olde Town Arvada Monday? We know three people are dead. An officer. A man police describe as "a good Samaritan." And the alleged attacker. What is less clear is who shot whom. Notably: who killed the civilian police say was trying to help? We're also curious how Old Towne moves forward. It's a neighborhood that was just seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. We are joined by Arvada's mayor, Marc Williams.