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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting


Jeffco SWAT Involved in Shooting

Suspect Pronounced Deceased on Scene


Jefferson County, CO. – At 12:00 p.m. on June 18, 2019, Denver PD’s Fugitive Unit along with the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force located Michael Sheridan (11/26/84) in an apartment complex near W. Belleview Avenue and S. Alkire Street. The Jefferson County Regional SWAT team was asked to assist with arresting the suspect due to a warrant for Felony Menacing, 3rd Degree Assault, and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender. The SWAT team contacted Sheridan in the parking lot of the complex, and after being fired on the officers returned fire and fatally wounded Sheridan.

The Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) responded to the scene and is conducting an independent review of the shooting, with Lakewood PD as the lead agency. The CIRT team is comprised of investigators from various Jefferson County law enforcement agencies uninvolved in the incident. The CIRT team will present its case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office who will make a determination.


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