Mile High Murder, No. 2: Broomfield police shoot man who killed his wife
The release from the Broomfield Police Department sported the most routine of subject lines: "Domestic Violence Call." But it was clearly not a standard incident. According to the BPD, a Broomfield man living at 13005 Lowell Boulevard, along a stretch of the street captured in the graphic above (if you have trouble seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), was shot and killed by local police after he did the same to his wife. At this point, Broomfield spokesman Mark Goodell isn't saying if the man shot his wife before or after police arrived. "[Officers] were trying to de-escalate the situation," Goodell told the Denver Post, which notes that the property was owned by Leigh Landskroner, 50, and her husband, Blair Kepler, 58, neither of whom has been officially identified yet. Apparently, it didn't work.
Read the BPD version after the jump:
Broomfield Police Department release:
Type of Incident: Domestic Violence
Location: 13005 Lowell Blvd
Date and Time Occurred: Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 10:34 p.m.
Case Report #: 09-3030
Officers responded to a report of Domestic Violence call occurring at 13005 Lowell Boulevard involving a 50 year old female and her 58 year old husband. The female was shot and later pronounced dead at Saint Anthony Central Hospital. The male was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation at the scene indicates an officer discharged his weapon.
The Adams/Broomfield County Critical Incident Team was contacted by the Broomfield Police and requested to conduct an investigation into the incident. The team is compiled from various agencies in the 17th Judicial District.
Additional information will be provided pending the conclusion of the investigation.