Police: SWAT activity in Lakewood after man shoots himself in leg

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — SWAT officers were on scene in Lakewood after receiving reports that a man had shot a dog.

Officers were called to the intersection of W. 17th Avenue and Depew Street Tuesday afternoon on reports that a dog had been shot, Lakewood Police Department spokesman Steve Davis confirmed.

Davis said police also received reports that another party had been shot in the leg.

However, officers were unable to locate the victim.

An additional party sustained a lower leg injury due to the ricochet from the bullet, Davis added.

Further investigation revealed that the incident was sparked by a neighborhood dispute. A man tried to fire at his neighbor’s dog, but accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Davis said the dog was hit, but not seriously injured.

He added that the situation had been “resolved,” and law enforcement is no longer looking for anyone.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.

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