Suspect in Greenwood Village slaying killed self, sources say
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – A “person of interest” wanted by police in connection with the shooting a Greenwood Village woman committed suicide after a standoff with a SWAT team for several hours Thursday.
Police said they found the body of Robert Lewis in his apartment at the Carriage Place Apartments at 4900 Ulster Street. He had shot himself in the head, reported Channel 2 news reporter Justin Joseph.
The SWAT team entered Lewis’ apartment around 5:30 p.m. after an hours-long standoff.
Earlier in the day, the SWAT team was called to Lewis’ apartment and named him a “person of interest,” in a fatal shooting that happened about a block away.
Officers used a bullhorn to call him to surrender and come out of his apartment.
The shooting victim, a 20-year-old woman, was found in the parking garage of the Promenade Place Apartments also at 5200 Ulster Street. Residents reported hearing gunshots around 7:15 a.m.
Police spokeswoman Crystal Dean said responding officers found the victim between two cars and tried to resuscitate her. The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.
“We found signs of a struggle between the third and fourth floors of the parking structure,” said Cmdr. Joe Harvey. “A few minutes thereafter we found a young female in her 20s that was a victim of a gunshot.”
Channel 2 news has learned the victim is Emily Weikert. She was shot twice in the back.
A neighbor told reporter Dave Young that Weikert was a sweet woman.
Weikert worked at the national headquarters of COBank on S. Quebec Street.
Employees there did not comment on the death of their colleague.
The suspect, Lewis, also worked at the bank and was fired two weeks ago for harassing Weikert, records showed.
Many residents were kept out of the building all day as police investigated.
Resident Nicholas Gerken said the building does not have adequate security.
“They advertise as a secured building, however if you take any walk around the building, there’s plenty of ways to get in,” Gerken said.
This story will be updated as more information arrives.