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Chris Fields (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

Chris Fields (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Fifteen schools were on lockout Wednesday as police searched for a person of interest that they consider armed and dangerous after an early morning shooting in Englewood.

As of 11:05 a.m., police said the lockout at all 15 schools had been lifted, but that the search for Chris Fields, 27, who has been named a person of interest in the shooting investigation, was still ongoing.

Douglas County police spokesperson Ron Hanavan said the shooting occurred at a business at 365 Inverness Parkway a little after 8 a.m. Hanavan said one woman was injured in the shooting and transported to a nearby hospital.

Though the reports have not been confirmed by police, sources have said that the incident involved a man shooting his ex-girlfriend.

The suspect in the shooting fled on foot, according to Hanavan. There is a high police presence near the scene of the shooting as officers are attempting to track that individual down.

At 10:15 a.m., police identified Chris Fields, 27, as a person of interest in the investigation. Police say Fields is approximately 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and a black watch cap.

He was also wearing a black backpack and could be driving a silver Toyota Corrolla with an American Flag sticker. The vehicle’s license plate number is 981-JBW.

Fields was arrested on Sept. 27, 2011 in Douglas County for felony intimidation, stalking and harassment. Shortly following that arrest, two related women — ages 22 and 51 — filed restraining orders against Fields. A judge granted orders of protection for the two on Nov. 11, 2011.

On June 15, 2012, Field was arrested again for felony contempt of court, a charge that was related to the aforementioned stalking case.

There were 15 schools that went into lockout status Wednesday in the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker and Castle Rock areas as police investigated. The following is a complete list:

  • Acres Green Elementary
  • Bridges Program
  • Cloverleaf
  • Eagle Ridge Elementary
  • Early Childhood Center North
  • Fox Creek Elementary
  • Hope Online
  • Lone Tree Elementary
  • Sand Creek Elementary
  • SkyView Academy
  • Chaparral High School
  • Mammoth Heights Elementary
  • Pine Lane Elementary
  • Sierra Middle School
  • DCS Montessori

According to RTD, the County Line station and the bus bridge from Lincoln to Dry Creek were closed as police attempt to track that suspect down. Officials said those closures were lifted as of 9:30 a.m.

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