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Lakewood PoliceDepartment
Report
99038856
Date: 04/21/99
Ref: AOA- JCSD, Homicide at Columbine High School
On 042099at approx.1239 hrs. I arrived at LPDand was informed that SWAT was
beingactivatedto assistthe Jefferson County Sheriff's Department at Columbine
High Schoolwith regard to a shooting incident.
I collected the Lakewood CrisisNegotiation equipment and withAgent Eric
Ebeling, the onlyother available SWAT-<:NT memberon-duty, drove to the
stagingarea designated, Clement Park, arriving at approximately 1310 hrs,
On SouthPierceStreet, just northofthe HighSchool command officers and
vehicles fromvarious agencies were present. LittletonPD's Crisis Negotiation
Teamwas presentand hadalreadyprepared their throwphoneequipment for
deliveryand had designated a primaryandsecondary negotiator. Officers were
collecting information fromteachers and students who had barricaded themselves
in the school. Littleton PDhadalsoestablished a TOC(tactical operatious center)
for data collection. Corporal MikeKelly, the supervisor for Littleton PD' s CNT,
was present with four members of their unit. I placedmyselfand Agent Ebeling
under Cpl. Kelly's command. Cpl, KellylaterreceivednoticefromJCSDDan
Sittner(supervisorfor JCSD's CNT unit) that the Littletongroupassembled under
Cpl. Kelly wasthe onlyCNTunit available for negotiation functions.
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members ofthe Arapahoe CountySO. FBI SSIADwaneFuselier was alsopresent
andwas an advisorto the group.
As the suspectshadnot yet been named to myknowledge I contacted Peter
Horvath, (;'olumbineDean of Students and SoccerCoach. Hetold me that
students who werewitness to the shootings had told himthat thesuspects were;
Dylan Klebold (he spelled it Kleybold) andEric Harris, bothstudents at CHS.
He also advisedthat a thirdstudent, Chris Morris, was a closefriend ofthe other
two and he lcnewthemall as "trenehccats", Thisinformation was posted at the
TOC andpassedon toJCSD Sgt. Dan Sittner and Sgt. Phil Hy, MuchlaterAgent
Ebelingwas ableto secure rap sheetsandphotos ofthese suspects andthese were
delivered to the JCSD Command Post.
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The TOC was moved twice, oncefrom thesideofa Littleton PDvehicle thento an
openareaoutside theJCSD Command vehicle, thento theinteriorofthe Arapahoe
County Sheriff's command vehicle.
I advised Sgt. Sittner that should the needarise for crisisnegotiations using
bullhorns a ~ the school that both Ebeling andI would be available.
At 1544 hrs, I monitored a broadcast from theLPDCommunications Centerthat
theybad received a call from a student inthe school that he bad just beenshot. I
calledtheCommCenterandspoke with Bee-armClark, the operator whohad
takenthe ~ I . She advised that a "Brian Beers" age 18, calling in onext. 7112,
saidhe'd beenshot through thelungs five minutes before. Thecaller saidhe was
bythe women's bathroom inthe gym. The call was thendisconnected and was not
traceable. I airedthis information, but later learned thatthe gym hadalready been
cleared byone of the SWATteamsandthis report was a prank.
Following the return of the LPD Tactical SWATto the command areathe CNT
andTOCfunctions werediscontinued. Cpl, Kelly took charge of all of the
prepared cQat'ts anddata for delivery to lCSD.
I wentoff dutyat approximately 1730 hrs.
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OBSERVATION/INVESTIGATION:
On Tuesday, 04/20/99, at about 1245 hours I responded to the Lakewood
Police Department regarding a SWAT call-out. I met Agents Hitchens and
Kraemer at the station and I was instructed to drive the department's
property van to Columbine High School, 6201 South Pierce Street. Agent
Kraemer told me the van would be used as a rescue vehicle. Agent Kraemer
drove a marked Lakewood police car to the area of Bowles Avenue and Pierce
Street and I followed him in the van. We arrived in the area at about 1330
hours.
Opon arrival, Agents Hitchens, Kraemer and I contacted Lakewood Police Sgt.
Hinkle at Leawood and pierce. Sgt. Hinkle told us that we would be the
next "reaction team" to be sent to the school. At about 1350 hours we
relocated to the Littleton Police Department's Command Post at Fair Avenue
and Pierce Street. Sgt. Hinkle told us that our mission was to locate
two suspect vehicles in the school's south parking lot. He described the
vehicles as a black Honda coupe with a "Ramstein" bumper sticker in the
back window and an older model black Mercedes with a "NIN" bumper sticker
in the back window.
At about ~ 4 0 8 hours Sgt. Hinkle, Agents Hitchens, Kraemer and I left the
command post with a "Loomis" armored truck. Sgt. Hinkle was inside the
truck and Agents Hitchens, Kraemer and I walked behind the truck to the
school's south parking lot. We traveled west through the lot and at about
1416 hours I saw a black Honda parked in the first row, directly south of
the school. The Honda was about 75 yards west of Pierce and about 30 yards
south of the building. I ran over to the Honda and saw a "Ramstein"
bumper sticker in the back window. Agent Kraemer put a "Stinger" stop
stick behind the car's rear tires. I looked into the car and saw a blue
blanket in the backseat. I saw a bulge under the blanket but I wasn't able
to discern what the bulge was. Agent Kraemer reached into the car through
the driver's door and lifted a corner of the blanket. He said he didn't
see anybody under the blanket and the bulge appeared to be a propane
bottle. Agent Kraemer and I returned to the rear of the armored truck and
we traveled about 20 yards to the west before stopping in the south parking
lot.
Agent Hitchens and I watched the school's south facing windows and, at
about 1422 hours, Agent Hitchens told me he saw movement through a ground
level glass door. Agent Hitchens said he saw a person moving near the
door and a short time later he said he was moving to the door to remove a
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hostage from the building. I covered Agents Hitchens and Kraemer as they
approached the building and they escorted two white males to the armored
truck. One male was crying and was unable to speak. He later identified
himself as "Louis· and said he was a Columbine student. The other male
appeared to be about 55 years old. The older male climbed into the rear
of the armored truck and Louis stayed outside of the truck with Agents
Hitchens, Kraemer and me.
We maintained our position in the school'S south lot and were eventually
joined by sgt. Romaniec, Agent Wilson and Agent sawyer. Agent Hitchens
and I then moved north towarde the school and watched the school's main,
south entrance. I noticed a window on the ground floor level had been
shattered and tbere was a large amount of glass on the sidewalk near this
window. I also noticed a window on the school's second floor, southwest
corner had been shattered and most of the glass was missing from the pane.
I also saw a white female lying on the sidewalk near the southwest corner
of the building. This female, who was wearing blue jeans and a light
colored top, was not moving.
At about 1440 hours I saw a white male lean out of the shattered
southwest, second story window. It looked like he was going to jump out
the window and Agent Hitchens and I yelled at him to stay where he was.
The armored truck moved north towards the school and Agent Wilson and I
climbed into the back of the truok. I watched the school's ground level
windows as the truok moved under the shattered window. Agent Wilson and I
watohed the windows until the male was removed from the window and oarried
to the hack of the truok. This male, who identified himself as Richard,
told Agent Wilson and I that he had been shot. He was bleeding from his
head/neok area and he had difficulty answering our questions. It appeared
Richard was going to go to sleep and Agent Wilson and I spoke to him and
shook him to keep him awake. The armored truck was backed away from the
building to the south lot where Agent Wilson and I got out of the vehicle.
I assumed a "cover" position behind a car until the truck returned with
Sgt. Loar, Agent Beattie and Agent Kimmey.
Sgt. Loar told me that we were going to follow the truck north to the
school's main, south entrance and that we were going to search the
school's southeast, ground floor. We, as a team, moved to the school and
entered the building. We initially entered the cafeteria and I noticed
that the sprinkler system had been activated and the floor was covered
with about 1" of standing water. I also noticed backpacks on the cafeteria
floor and on the room's tables.
Sgt. Loar, Agent Hitchens and I formed a three man search team and, along
with Agent Kraemer, Sgt. Hinkle, Sgt. Romaniec, Agent Beattie and Agent
Kimmey searched the southeastern portion of the ground floor. We did not
find any hostages nor did we find any suspects. We then re-searched the
same area, doing a "micro search". Once again we did not find anybody Lr
that section of the building. Agents Kraemer, Hitchens, Sawyer and I .
eventually moved up to the second floor library area. I saw three people
lying on the library floor: two females and one male. None of these
people moved. I then moved downstairs and searched the cafeteria with
Agent Wilson. We didn't find anybody in that section of the'building.
The search team then moved outside to the south, main doors. Sgt. Lear
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and I searched the southwest area of the school's south parking lot for the
second suspect vehicle, the black Mercedes. We found a black BMW about
100 yards southwest of the school. The BMW, Colorado license plate
GBZ-2636, had a "NIN° bumper sticker on the window. I looked into the car
and saw two clear bottles in the front passenger compartment. One bottle
was on the driver's seat and the other was on the floorboard between the
seats. Both containers contained a yellow/orange liquid and I noticed
bundles of matches had been taped to the top of the containers. These
items appeared to be "Molotov Cocktails". I also saw two plastic gas
containers in the back seat of the car. I told Agent Marcus Motte of the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms about the car and where it was
located.
At about 1700 hours we left the building'S south side and the Lakewood SWAT
team returned to the area of Laewood and Pierce.
See other reports for further details.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
I saw a black, plastic bottle on the stairs leading from the
cafeteria to the second floor. I also saw what appeared to be the remains
of an exploded metallic pipe bomb on the landing. There were several
nails on the stairs and floor.
I also saw a white male, lying on his back in a room just to the east of
the library. This male was not wearing a shirt and did not move. He
appeared to be in his sa's •
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OBSERVATION/INVESTIGATION:
ON 042099 AT APPROXIMATELY 1139 HRS SHOTS WBR.E FIRED AT COLUMBINE HIGH
SCHOOL, 6201 S PIERCE ST. AT 1148 BRS, THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT REQUESTED ASSISTANCE FROM THE LAKEWOOD PD SWAT '!'BAM. AT 1251
BRS, I ARRIVED ON SCENE WITH AGENT SLATER, SGT HINKLE, AND SGT ROMANIEC.
AT APROXIMATELY 1302 HRS, LAKEWOOD PO SWAT TEAM MEMBERS RESPONDED TO THE
WEST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL TO ASSIST DENVER PD SWAT WITH A RESCUE OPERATION.
AFTER ARRIVING AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL, AGENT BARTLETT AND I WERE
ASSIGNED TO RELIEVE TWO DENVER PD SWAT TEAM MEMBERS ON PERIMETER POSITIONS
ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING. I TOOK A POSITION BEHIND A SHIELD
JUST NORTH OF THE EAST END OF THE GYM. AGT BARTLETT TOOK A POSITION AT
THE EAST END OF A TEMPORARY BUILDING, ALSO ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE GYM.
AT APPROXIMATELY 1530 HRS, I WAS REl.IEVED BRIEFLY BY AN ENGLEWOOD PD
OFFICER. AFTER APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES, I RESUMED MY POSITION. I
REMAINED THERE UNTIL I WAS RELIEVED BY FBI AGENTS AT APPROXIMATELY 1650
BRS.
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LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT
CASE NUMBER: 99-38856
DATE OFREPORT: 4122/99
TIME OFREPORT: 1700HRS
REPORTING OFFICER: SGT HINKLE #1514
LOCATION OFOFFENSE: COLUMBINE mGHSCHOOL
NATURE OFREPORT: ASSIST OTHERAGENCY
ON 4120199 ATAPPROXIMATELY 1210HRS I WAS NOTIFIED BYCAPTAIN GARNER
OFAJEFFERSON COWiTYCALL ATCOLUMBINE mGH SCHOOL CAPTAIN
GARNER SAID THAT SHOTS HAD BEENFIRED AND THAT BOMBS WERE BEING
DETONATED. I TURNED ONMYPOLICE RADIO AND BEGAN MONITORING IT.
SGT NATE MILLER, WHO WAS ONSCENE ASSISTING THE SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT, ADVISED THAT THERE WERE 200POLICE OFFICERS ONSCENE
AND THREE SWAT TEAMS. HESAID THAT THEY PROBABLYDIDNOT 1'<'EED SWAT
ASSISTANCE FROM OUR AGENCY,
ATAPPROXIMATELY 1220HRS JEFFCOREQUESTED ADDITIONAL SWAT
PERSONNEL. I CONSULTED WITH LTCOLEMA."f, WHO WAS THEWATCH ONE
COMMANDER, AND CAPTAIN GARNER. THEY INSTRUCTED METOGEAR UP THE
ON-DUTY LAKEWOOD SWAT PERSONNEL AND GO TOTHESCEc'lE,
I PASSED ONTHESE INSTRUCTIONS TOON·DUTY SWAT PERSONNEL AND WE
LOADED UPTHE SWAT VAN. WE LEFT THE POLICE STATION AND BEGAN
TOWARDS COLUMBINE mGH SCHOOL. ENROUTE, WEMONITORED RADIO
TRAFFIC ABOUT SHOTS BEING FIRED ON THE WEST SIDE OFTHESCHOOL.
WE ARRIVED ATTHE SCHOOL ATAPPROXIMATELY 1245HRS. SERGEA'IT
STREETER WAS ALREADY ONSCENE, AND HE REPORTED TOMETHAT HEHAD
ALREADY CHECKED INWITH THE JEFFCO COMMAND POST. THEY WERE NOT YET
READY TOPROVIDE ASPECIFIC MISSION. INTHE INTERIM, WEHAD RECENED
REPORTS FROM OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL THATTHERE WERE
MANY VICTIMS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OFTHE SCHOOL WHO WERE
WOUNDED AND NEEDED TOBERESCUED.
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BASED ONTHE EXlGE."lT CIRCUMSTANCES, I FORMED OtJRTEA1\1 AND PLACED
SERGEANT ROMANIEC INCHARGE, WITH SERGEANT STREETERASBACKUP. I
SAWOFFICER BRUCE TOW FROM DENVER POLICE SWAT, AND I INSTRUCTED OlJR
TEAM TO JOINUPWITH DENVER SWAT TOBEGIN RESCUING WOlJNDED
STUDENTS. OUR TEAM DEPARTED THE COMMAND POST AT 1302HRS.
LTBRENNA1\f ARRIVED AND INSTRUCTED ME TORE-ESTABLISH LWSON WITH
THE JEFFCO COMMAND POST. I DID SO BYMAKING CONTACT WITH SERGEANT
RANDY WEST. I INFORMED HIM OF OURTEAM'S STRENGTH AND CURRENT
OPERATION WITH DENVERSWAT. I ALSO POINTED OUT THELOCATIONOF0l3R
LAKEWOOD SWAT VAN, AND SAID THAT WE WOULD BESTANDING BYFOR
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.
ALOOMIS ARMORED CARARRIVED, DRIVEN BY RON KORZEN. HESAID THAT
LOOMIS HAD AUTHORIZED USTOUSE THEIRARMORED CARINWHATEVER
CAPACITY WAS NEEDED. SEVERAL OTHER LAKEWOOD SWAT MEMBERS
ARRIVED, AND I FORMED ASECOND REACTION TEAL'vl:.
LTBRENNANGAVE MEAMISSION TOLOCATE TWO POSSffiLE SUSPECT
VEIDCLES INTHE WEST PARKING LOT. ONE WAS ABLACKOLDERMODEL
MERCEDES WITH A"MIN" DECAL, AND THE OTHER WAS ABLACKHONDA WITH A
"RAMSTEIN" STICKER. OUR REACTION TEAM CONSISTED OFSERGEANT
ROMANIEC, ACCOMPANIED BYAGENTS KRAEMER, DEWHURST, SAWYER,
HITCHENS, AND 'NILSON. I TOLD RON KORZEN ITWAS IDSCHOICE AS TO
\VHETHER HEWOULD DRIVE, ORV,IE WOULD. RON SAID, "I'M HERE -. I MIGHT AS
WELL DRIVE." JOECOUCH, ALOOMIS MANAGER, CHOSE TOGO WITH USINTHE
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT OFTHE TRUCK.
WE LOCATED THE HONDA WITH THE "Rfu\1STEIN" STICKERINTHE SOUTH
PARKINGLOT. AGENT KRAEMERREPORTED THAT THE CARHAD WHAT
APPEARED TOBEAPROPANE TAL'lKUNDERABLAL'OCET ONTHEBACK SEAT. I
RELAYED THIS INFORMATION TOTHE COMMAND POST. BECAUSE OFTHE
DANGER OFEXPLOSION, WEMOVED ON. (EARLIER WE HAD BEENTOLD THAT
'PROPANE BOMBS' HAD BEENUSED BYTHE SUSPECTS.)
ONE OFTHE TEAL\1 MEMBERS INFORMED ME OF SEVERAL POSSffiLE HOSTAGES
ATADOOR ONTHESOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING. I INSTRUCTED THE TEAlVf TO
RETRIEVE THEM, MID THEY BROUGHT BACKASTUDENT (FIRST NAME "LOUIS")
AND ATEACHER ("''HOSENAME WAS NOT REPORTED TOME). I ijAD DISPATCH
CHECK THE STUDENT'S NAlYfE AGAINST ALIST PROVIDED BYJEFFCO SCHOOLS.
(IDS LAST NAME COULD BERETRIEVED FROM DISPATCH TAPES, IF NECESSARY.)
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THE TEAM-POINTED OUT ASIGNINAWINDOW ONTHE WEST SIDE OFTHE
SCHOOL, SECOND FLOOR. THE SIGN SA4Y'I BLEEDINGTODEATH." AGENT
KRAEMER REQUESTED PERMISSIONTOFORM ARESCUE TEAM TOENTER THE
SCHOOL AND GOTOTHAT LOCATION, At"ID I TOLD HIM WE COULD NOT DOTHAT.
(THE SMALL SIZE OFOUR TEAM, THE APPROACH THROUGH AFATAL FUNNEL --
THE INTERIOR STATRWAYFROM THE CAFETERIA-- AND THE PRESENCE OF
OTHER SWAT TEAMS ATUNKNOWNLOCATIONS ALL POSED EXTREME DANGER
SHOULD WE UNDERTAKE SUCH ANOPERATION.) HOWEVER, I DID RADIO THE
INFORMATIONTOTHE COMMAND POST, AND SOON RECEIVED WORD THAT TWO
DE:t-.'VER SWAT TEAMS WERE CLEARING THE SECOND FLOOR.
AJEFFCO PATROL DEPUTY REPORT".J) THAT HEHAD.HANDS AND BROKEN
GLASS COMING FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, WEST SIDE. LOOKING UP, I SAWA
WOUNDED STUDENT LEANING FROM AWINDOW DfRECTLYABOVE THE
CAFETERIA. THIS STUDENT (LATERIDENTIFEID ASPATRICKfRELAND) WAS
OBv10USLYWOUNDED BADLY AND WAS DESPERATE TOESCAPE. ITLOOKED AS
THOUGH THESTUDENT WAS EITHER GOINGTOJUMP ORFALL FROM THE
WINDOW. I TOLD THETEAM THAT WE WERE GOINGTORESCUE THE STUDENT,
At"ID INSTRUCTED RON TODRIVE FORWARD.
WE DROVE OVER ACVRB AND APLANTER TOGET TOTHE STh'DENT. STOPPING
IMMEDIATELY BENEATH HIM. SERGEANT ROMANIEC AND AGENT KRAEMER
WENT ON THE ROOF OFTHE ARMORED CAR AND BROUGHT PATRICKDOWN.
I SAW ASECOND STUDENT LYING ON THE GROUND PERHAPS TEN YARDS AWAY.
AND SAID. "LET'S GET HIM. TOO." HOWEVER, ASWAT OPERATOR FROM
ANOTHER JURISDICTION WAVED US OFF, TELLINGUSTHAT THE STUDENT WAS
DEAD. (HE WAS AMALE, TEENAGED. WITHBROWNMEDJ:UtvI-CUT HAIR.
WEARINGA UGHTCOLORED SHIRT At"ID JEANS.)
WE REVERSED COURSE A.'ID BACKED omTOPIERCE STREET, WHERE WE
RELEASED OURTHREE RESCUED CITIZENS TOPARAMEDrCS A.."ID OTHER LAW
ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.
LTBRENNAN THEN GAVE MEASECOND MISSION, NAMELY TOCLEARTHE
GROUND FLOOR AREA SOUTHEAST OFTHE CAFETERIA. I FORMED ANOTHER
TEAM WITH SERGEANTS toAR AND ROMANIEC; WE BEGAN ASYSTEMATIC
SEARCH OFTHEAREA. ALL ROOMS WERE CLEAR. AGENT KRAEMERHADTO
USE TWO SHOK-LOK ROUNDS TOGET INALOCKED JANITOR'S CLOSET. I
MENTALLY NQTED THE LOCATION OF FIVE DIFFERE.."IT SPOTS WHERE
EXPLOSIVES HAD DETONATED, AND WHERE PIECES OFBOMB FRAGMENTS
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(BOTH PIPE AND PROPANE) REMAINED.
ONCE THIS MISSION WAS FINISHED, LTBRENNAN HAD MERETURN TOTHE
TACTICAl OPERATIONS CENTER. THERE HE GAVE MEATHIRD MISSION: TO
CONDUCT AMICRO·SEARCH OFTHE ENTIRE GROUND FLOOR FORSUSPECTS OR
VICTIM.s. I RE-FORMED THE TEAM AND WE ACCOMPLISHED THIS MISSION
WITHOUT INCIDENT. SERGEANT ROMANIEC AND AGENT KRAEMERUSED TWO
ADDITIONAl SHOK·LIKROUNDS TOOPEN ADOOR INTHE KITCHEN THAT HAD
BEEN LOCKED.
I INSTRUCTED OURPROPLE TOCONDUCT AFURTHERSEARCH OFTHE PARKING
LOT FORTHE MERCEDES, WHICHHAD NOT YET BEEN LOCATED. SGT LOAR
DISCOVERED ABLACKBMW WHICH MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION(WITH "NIN"
DECAl) AND MOLOTOV COCKTAILS INPLAIN VIEW INSIDE OFTHECAR..
FURTHERMORE, Vv"E ALSO LOCATED ABLUE DATSUN WITH AN"NIN"DECAl INA
WINDOW, WITH ABACKPACK VISIBLE ONTHE BACK SEAT. ITWAS ABOUT TEN
YARDS FROM THE DECEASED STUDENT WE HAD LEFTBEHIND DURINGTHE
RESCUE. BYTHEBACK BUMPER WERE ANUMBER OFWHAT APPEARED TOBE
.223 CALIBERSHELL CASINGS.
INFORMATION ONBOTH CARS, INCLUDING LICENSE PLATES, WAS REtAYED TO
DlSPATCH FORLISTINGS At"lD HARD COPIES.
MEMBERS OFTHE AlCOHOL,TOBACCO, At"iD FIREARMS DENVER OFFICE!
TACTICAl TEAM ARRIVED. I WAS TOLD BYLTBRENNANTHAT THEFBIWAS
GOING TOSECURE ALLDOORS, ATWHICH POINT WEWERE TOTURN OVER THE
SCENE TOTHEM. AFTER APERIOD OFTIME, SGT STREETERINFORMED ME THAT
THE FBIWAS NOTGOING TOAPPROACH CLOSERTHAN THE PARKING LOT
ABOUT 30YARDS SOUTH OFTHE CAFETERIA. SGT STREETER CONFIRMED WITH
THE FBITHAT THIS WAS OUR"OFFICIAL" POINT OFRELIEF.
HAVING SEEN OBVIOUS ITEMS OFEVIDENTIARY VALUE INSIDE, I WANTED TOBE
SURE THAT THESE ITEMS WERE MARKED TOCRIME SCENE PERSONNEL SINCE
ATF AGENTS WERE ALREADY WELL WITHIN THE FBIPERIMETER, I CONTACTED
ATF AGENT JEFF BROWSE AND TOURED THE CAFETERIA AREA WITH HIM AND
SOT ROMANIEC. I POINTED OUT THE EXPLOSION POINTS AND THE SHOK·LOK'D
DOORS TOAGENT BROWSE.
I THEN REPORTED TOTHE FBIAGENT CLOSEST TOTHE CAFETERIA (AGENT
RICHARD GILL). I REMANDED CUSTODYOFTHE LAKEWOOD PORTIONOFTHE
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CRIME SCENE TOHIS CONTROL.
MYACTIONS FROMTHIS POINT CONSISTED OFREGROUPING TI:IE TEAlvI,
INVENTORYING EQUIPMENT, AND TI:lENREPORTING TOLEAWOOD ELEMENTARY
FORTI:IE SHOOT TEAMDEBRIEFING. 1SUBSEQUENTLYDROVE TI:IE SWAT VAN
BACKTOOURPOLICE STATIONAND SECURED ITPERPROCEDURE.
NOTES: FOREXACT TIMES, REFER TO DISPATCHLOG.
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ON 4-20-99, AT APPROXIMATELY 1245 !iRS. I RESPONDED TO THE LAKEWOOD
POLICE DEPARTMENT IN RESPONSE TO A SWAT CALL OUT. I MET WITH AGENTS
KRAEMER AND lJEWHtJRST. AFTER SUITING UP, WE DROVE TO THE COL1JMBlNE H. S. AT
6201 S. PIERCE ST. WE WERE MET BY SGT HINKLE WHO TOOK US TO THE LITTLETON
COMMAND POSITION. WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WE..'l.E GOING TO USE A LOOMIS ARMORED
TRUCK AND LOCATE TWO SUSPECT VEHICLES IN THE SOOTH PARKING LOT. SGT HINKLE
WAS TO RIDE IN THE TRUCK AND GIVE THE DRIVER DIRECTIONS. AGENTS KRAEMER
AND DEWHtJRST WERE TO LOCATE THE CARS AND PLACE STOP STICKS UNDER THE TIRES
AS TO STOP THE SUSPECTS FROM EFFECTING AN ESCAPE. I WAS TO PROVIDE COVER
FOR KRAElolER AND DEWHORST WHEN THEY LEFT THE COVER OF THE TRUCK. WE TOOK
OFF FORM THE COMMAND POST AT 1408 HRS. TO THE SOOTH PARKING LOT. AGENT
DEWHURST LOCATED ONE OF THE SUSPECT'S CARS AND WENT WITH KRAEMER TO DISABLE
THE CAR. THEY ADVISED ME THAT THEY HAD PLACED THE STOP STICKS AND IN THE
PROCESS HAD DISCOVERED WHAT THEY BELIEVED TO BE AN EXPLOSIVE DEVISE IN THE
BACK SEAT OF TilE CAR. ( HONDA PRELlJDE) I PASSED THAT INFORMATION TO SGT
HINKLE:. AFTER THE CAR HAD BEEN DISABLED, WE PROCEEDED ABOUT 25 YARDS
FURTHER seers TERU THE LOT. I SPOTTED 11 SIGN IN A WINDOW LOCATED ON THE
SECOND FLOOR S/W CORNED OF TEE SCll:OOL. THE SIGN READ " I BLEEDING TO DEATH
'. I TOLD SGT HINKLE ABOUT THE SIGN AND WAS ADVISED THAT DENVER SWAT WAS
HANDLING THE SECOND FLOOR. I SPOTTED MOVEMENT ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND A
DENVER SWAT MEMBER MOTIONED ME OVER TO HIS POSITION. I WENT TO THE DOOR
AND WAS GIVEN TWO VICTIMS. I CALLED AGENT KRAEMER OVER AND HE TOOK THE
YOUNGER VICTIM AND I TOOK THE OLDER VICTIM BACK TO THE TRUCK. WE HAD NO
PLACE TO SECURE THE 1">'10 THAT WOULD BE AS SAFE AS THE TRUCK SO WE KEPT THEM
WITH OS. WE WERE JOINED BY SEVERAL OTHER OF OUR TEAM SOON AFTER WE TOOK
THE VICTIMS. AT ABOUT 144OHRS. I SAW SOMEONE ON THE SECOND FLOOR ON THE
SOOTH WALL OF THE SCHOOL. HE WAS BLEEDING AND WAS ATTEMPTING TO GET OUT OF
THE ROOM i LIBRARY 1 I YELLED FOR HIM TO STAY WERE HE WAS THAT WE WOULD
COME AND GET HIM. HE APPEARED TO UNDERSTAND AND MOVED BACK INSIDE THE
ROOM. I'<"E DROVE THE TRUCK al? TO THE BROKEN OUT WINDOW AND SGT ROMANIEc AND
AGENT KRAEMER GOT UP ON THE ROOF OF THE TRUCK TO ABSIST THE BOY OUT OF THE
WINDOW. THE REST OF THE TEAM COVERED THE WINDOWS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF AND
ABOVE as. WHEN ROMANIEC AND KRAEMER GOT HIM DOWN TO THE ROOF, TIlEY PASSED
HIM DOWN TO ME. THE BOY WAS BLEEDING FROM WOUNDS TO HIS RIGHT LEG HIP AND
HE HAD SEVERAL CUTS ON THE REST OF HIS BODY. AGENT SAWYER AND I GOT HIM TO
THE BACK OF THE TRaCK AND TRIED TO KEEP ilIM AWA.'<E. KRAEMER GOT INTO THE
TRUCK AND STAYED WITH THE BOY. THE TRUCK WENT BACK TO THE COMMAND SITE AND
AS THEY LEFT, THEY PICKED UP THE FIRST TWO HOSTAGES. AFTER THE TRUCK LEFT,
1"dE REMAINING TEAM TOOK 11 POSITION BEHIND THE CARS. WE SPOTTED MOVEMENT
INSIDE TilE GOUND LEVEL THAT APPEARED TO BE STUDENTS. WE MOVED UP TO THE
FIRST ROW OF THE CARS SO WE COULD ASSIST THE STUDENTS AS THEY LEFT THE
BUILDING. ABOUT 200 OR SO STUDENTS LEFT THE SCHOOL AND WERE EVACUATED
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70WARDS THE NORTH. THE ARMORED TRlJCK CAME BACK AND THE TEAM FELL L'I BEHIND
IT AS WE APPROACHED THE LUNCH ROOM DOORS. WE ENTERED THE BUILDING AND
CONDUCTED A SEARCH ON THE FIRST FLOOR S/E. WE DID NOT LOCATE ANY STUDENTS
AND THE ONLY INCIDENT WAS AGENT KRAEMER USING HIS SHOTGUN TO SHOT-LOCK A
DOOR THAT WAS LOCKED. WE ENTERED THE LUNCH ROOM. THE SPRINKLER/ FIRE
SYSTEM WAS ACTIVATED AND THERE WAS A COUPLE INCHES OF WATER ON THE FLOOR.
ON THE STEPS LEADING UP TO THE LIBRARY, THERE WERE SEVERAL SPEND SHELL
CASINGS AND AN UNEXPLODED PROl?ANE CANISTER. IN THE LUNCH ROOM ITSELF,
THERE WERE SEVERAL PIPE BOMBS THAT ll:AD DETONATED. WE WERE CALLED UP TO
ASSIST DENVER SWAT ON THE SECOND FLOOR. AGENT DEWHURST AND I WENT lJPSTAIRS
AND WERE TOLD TO COVER DOWN THE HALLWAY TO THE EAST. WE TOOK UP A POSITION
NEXT TO THE LIBRARY. I COULD SEE SEVERAL BODIES ON THE GROUND INSIDE THE
ROOM. THEY WERE UNDER CHAIRS AND DESKS. IT APPEARED THAT THEY HAD BEEN
SHOT IN THE HEAD. WE WERE CALLED BACK TO OUR STAGING AREA IN THE LUNCH
ROOM. WE WERE TOLD TO CONDUCT A MICRO SEARCH ON THE FIRST FLOOR. AFTER
THAT SEARCH WAS COMPLETED, WE LEFT THE BUILDING. ATF ARRIVED AND I TOOK
ONE OF THEIR AGENTS TO THE CAR THAT ll:AD THE EXPLOSIVE IN THE BACK SEAT. HE
TOLD ME THAT THE JEFFCO BOMB UNIT WOULD BE TAKING CHARGE OF THE SCENE BUT
HE WOULD PASS THE INFORMATION ALONG. I TOOK ANOTHER ATF AGENT INSIDE AND
SHOWED HIM THE UNEXPLODED UNIT AS WELL AS THE PIPE BOMBS. WE WERE THEN
RELIEVED Aml SENT BACK TO THE COMMAND POST.
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ON 042099 AT ABOUT 1351 HOURS SERGEANT LOAR AND I ADVISED DISPATCH THAT WE
WElRE ENROUTE TO THE COMMAND POST ON S PIERCE ST, SOUTH OF W BOWLES AVENUE.
WEI ARRIVED AT THE I.l?D SWAT VAN ABOUT 20 TO 25 MINUTES LATER. ABOUT
MINUTES LATER WEI WALKED UP TO THE AREA ON THE EAST SIDE. I REMAINED AT
THAT LOCATION FOR APPROXIMATELY as TO 2S MINUTES. DURING THAT TIME PART OF
THE LPD TEAM HAD MADE ENTRY FROM THESE EAST DOORS AND I OBSERVED AS GROUPS
OF STUDENTS WERE ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING.
I NOTED AN ARMORED CAR RETURN TO THIS LOCATION AND AN INm STUDENT WAS
TAKEN OFF OF THE VEHICLE. WITHIN ABOUT S MINUTES, I WAS ASSIGNED TO RIDE
IN THE ARMORED VEHICLE TO Il.ETORN TO THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE HIGH
SCHOOL. WEI STAGED IN THE PAR.lnNG LOT AND WALKED UP BEHIND THE AR."'lORIlD
VEHICLE UNTIL WEI WElRIl FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE CAFETERIA DOORS. WE RAN INTO
THE CAFETERIA AREA.
I NOTED A DENVER SWAT OFFICER (GRAY) ON THE STAIRS FROM THE CAFETERIA TO
THE SECOND FLOOR. I WAS TEAMED UP WITH AGT BEATTIE AND ALONG WITH OTHER
TEAM MEMEERS WEI BEGAN TO CLEAR ROOMS OFF OF THE FIRST TWO HALLWAYS TO THE
EAST OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAFETERIA. AFTER THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED, WE
RETURNED TO THE CAFETERIA TO AKAIT ADDITIONAL ORDERS.
WHILE IN THE CAFETERIA, I NOTICED BURN MARKS IN AT LEAST THREE SPOTS ON THE
FLOOR WHERE SOME SORT OF EXPLOSION HAD OCCURRED. I SAW THE REMAINS OF PIPE:
BOMBS (pIPES, PIPE CAPS, NAILS) AND A PROPANE: CYLINDER WITH DUCT TAPE:
WRAPPED AROUND IT. I ALSO SAW WHAT APpEARED TO BE 9MM CASINGS ON THE:
LANDING BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS. THE FIRE ALARM WAS SOUNDING
AND THE FLOOR WAS FLOODED FROM THE FIRE SPRINKLERS.
A SHORT WHILE LATER I WAS ASSIGNED TO ASSIST WITH DOING A MICRO SEARCH OF
THE KITCHEN AREA OF THE CAFETERIA. AGENT BEATTIE AND I WERE AGAIN PAIRED
UP AND WE CLEARED ALL OF THE KITCHEN AREA. WE MADE NOTE OF ONE DOOR IN
THE REAR OF THE KITCHEN THAT WE COULD NOT ENTER. WE LATER RETURNED WITH
AGT KRAEMER TO SHOCK LOCK THE DOOR SO THE ROOM COULD BE CLEARED. IT WAS
CLEAR.
DURING THIS KITCHEN CLEARANCE, I NOTICED A BODY OUTSIDE THE WEST SIDE OF
THE CAFETERIA. IT WAS MOSTLY COVERED WITH A WHITE: SHRET. AGT SWAINSON,
AGT BEATTIE AND SGT ROMANIEC AND I ALSO CLEARED IN THE CEILING OF THE
TEACHER' S LOUNGE.
AFTER THIS CLEARANCE I WENT OUTSIDE WITH THE REST OF THE TEAM. SHORTLY
AFTER THAT, SGT LOAR ASSIGNED AGT BEATTIE AND ME TO LOOK IN THE PARKING
LOT TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE CAFETERIA ENTRANCE. WE WElRE TO LOOK FOR
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.N OLDER BLACK MERCEDES BllNZ WITH A rtNIHrt BUMPER STICKER. WE FOUND ONLY
ONE BLACK MERCEDES BllNZ IN THAT PARTICULAR LOT. IT WAS IN THE FAR SOUT!!. OF
THE LOT AND TWO D!lNVER. OFFICBRS WERE STANDING NEAR IT. I ALSO SAW A DARK
COMPACT FOREIGN CAR (POSSIBLY A HONDA) WITH STOP STICKS BEHIND IT. I SAW
A BLANKET IN THE BACK SEAT COVERING SOME TYPE OF LARGE OBJECT.
I RETllR.NBD TO THE FRONT OF THE CAFETERIA WHERE I RBMAINED UN'I'IL I WAS TOLD
TO 11JmJll.N WITH THE REST OF THE TBAM TO THE LPl:l SWAT VAN.
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OBSERVATION/INVESTIGATION: ON 04-20 99 I WAS INSTRUCTING LPD POLICE
ACADEMY RECRUITS AT THE RANGE ON PISTOL SHOOTING TECHNIQUES. OTHER RANGE
STAFF MEMBERS AND I MONITORED THE SITUATION AT HIGH SCqOOL AND
THAT ON-DUTY S.W.A.T. TEAM PERSONNEL HAD BEEN DIRECTED TO RESPONl) THERE TO
ASSIST. I CONFIRMED WITH LT. BRENNAN HIS NEED FOR .a.DDITIONAL TACTICAL
AGENTS AND THEN RESPONDED TO LPD WITH AGTS. HITCHENS AND DEWdURST.
AT LPD THE 3 OF US DONNED TACTICAL GEAR AND LOADED OUR EQUIPMENT INTO A
MARKED PATROL CAR AND THE PROPERTY VAN (THE LATTER FOR USE AS A RESCUE
VEHICLE). WE RESPOi\tl)ED TO COLUMBINE: HIGH SCHOOL, PARKED OUR VEEICLES, AND
REPORTED TO THE LPD S.W.AT. VAN/COMMAND POST. SOT. HINKLE SHORT"Y
THEREAFTER DIRECTED US TO GET A SET OF "ROAD-SPIKE" TIRE DEFLATORS WHICH WE
LOADED ONTO A VOLUNTEERED "LOOMIS ARMORED CAR SERVICE" TRUCK. WITH SOT.
HINKLE IN THE PASSENGER SEAT AND AOTS. HITCHENS, AND MYSELF
WALKING/RIDING BEHIND ON FOOT, WE WENT TO LOCATE TWO POSSIBLE SUSPECT CARS
IN THE S. PARKING LOT OF THE SCHOOL. WE SOON FOUND THE DESCRIBED CAR. A
BLK, 2-DooR HONDA WITH A "RAMSTEIN" STrCKER ON THE BACK WINDSHIELD. WITH
COVER FROM AGT. DEWHURST, I DEPLOYED THE TIRE DEFLATORS BEHIND THE SUSPECT
VEHICLE. I THEN LOOKED IN AND DISCOVERED AN OBJECT ON THE BACK RIGHT-SIDE
SEAT, COVERED WITH A BLANKET. VIA THE OPEN DRIVER'S WINDOW, I MOVED THE
BLANKET SLOWLY AND SLIGHTLY ASIDE THEREUPON SAW WHAT APPEARED TO BE A
SPHERICAL PROPANE TANK OR SIMILAR CONTAINER. BASED UPON EARLIER RADIOED
REPORTS OF PIPE-BOMBS, I PRESUMED TRAT THIS TANK MIGHT BE BOOBY-TRAPPED OR
SIMILARLY RIGGED TO EXPLODE, I TOLD AGT. DEWHURST AND WE RETURNED TO
TIfE TRUCK, THEREBY ADVI SING SGT. HINKLE.
WE CONTlbiUED DRIVING SLOWLY W/B THROUGH THE S. PARKING LOT OF THE SCHOOL,
LOOKING FOR THE OTHER SUSPECT CAR. WE OBSERVED STUDENTS WAVING AT US
FROM A SECOND-FLOOR E. WING WINDOW. WE INDICATED TO THEM TO ST.a.Y WHERE
THEY WERE AND THEY GAVE US A "THUMllS UP", INDICATING THEIR ASSENT. WE NEXT
OBSERVED A HAND-MADE SIGN IN A SECOND-FLOOR WINDOW W. OF THE STDuENTS NEAR
THE MAIN S. ENTRANCE. IT sxm "HELP I' M BLEEDING TO DEATH". RELAYING THIS
INFORMATION TO THE COMMAND POST, WE WERE ADVISEO THAT DPD S.W.A.T. UNITS
WERE ON THAT FLOOR AND WOULD HANDLE THAT SITUATION.
AGT. HITCHENS OBSERVED A DOOR OPENING SLIGHTLY ON TEE GROUND FLOOR JUST
BELOW THE "HELP" SIGN. HE WENT TO THE DOOR AND DIRECTED ME TO JOIN HIM TO
ASSIST. I TOOK A ¥OUNG WElTE MALE, LOUrS SCILIPEPPI, 030981, BACK TO THE
SAFET¥ OF THE ARMORED TRUCK, AND AGT. HITCHENS FOLLOWED WITH AN OLDER WHITE
MALE ADULT. AT THIS POINT, A CHANNEL 4 NEWS HELICOPTER SWOOPED IN VER¥
LOW FOR A CAMERA SHOT, KICKING UP LOTS OF DUST/DEBRIS. I ASKED SGT. HINKLE
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JEOPARDIZING OUR MISSION; IT SUBSEQUENTLY DID SO. AT MY REQUEST, LOUIS
SCILIPEPl11 GAVE ME A VERBAL DESCRIPTIVE OF THE AREA WITHIN THE S.
MAIN DOORS ADJACENT TO THE CAFETERIA.
WE NEXT MAINTAINED OG'R POSITION AS SGT. ROMANIEC HIS TEAM (ACTS.
SAWYER, SLATER, AND WILSON) JOINED US. SHORTLY THEREAFTER I A
ELOODIED YOUNG WHITE MALE ADULT AT THE SECOND FLOOR, S. W. WING, LIBRA.''''
WINDOW WHICH WAS BROKEN OUT. THE MALE WAS LEANING OUT THE WINDOW IN AN
APPARENT EFFORT TO LEAVE THE: BUILDING DESPITE HIS HEAD-FIRST DROP TO THE:
GROUND BELOW. I YELLED AT HIM TO STAY THERE. HE LOOKED IN MY DIRECTION
BUT 08VILIOUS TO MY DIRECTIONS. HE CONTINUED TO SQUIRM FORWARD
OVER THE WINDOW SILL. I THEREFORE SUGGESTED TO SGTS. HINKLE ROMAlIIEC
THAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE RESCUE OF THIS MALE BEFORE EE DROPPED
HmSELF FROM THE FLOOR OPENING. THEY AGREED, AND A PORTION OF THE
TEAM STARTED FORWARD, USING THE ARMORED TRUCK AS COVER.
I HAD THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR OPEN SO THAT I COULD COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY
WITH THE TRUCK OPERATOR, GUIDING HIM OVER AND PAST TREES, BICYCLE
RACKS, AND STUD8NT BACKPACKS. AS THE TRUCK CAME ABREAST OF AND tJNDER THE
WINDOW, I DIRECTED THE DRIVER TO STOP AS I RAN TO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE
AND CLIMBED UP OVER THE HOOD AND ONTO THE TRUCK'S ROOF. SGT.
FOLLOWED, AND WE EACH GRABBED AN ARM OF THE SUBJECT AS HE REACHED OUT TO
US. WE WERE COVERED BY S.W.A.T. AGENTS ON THE GROUND POINTING THEIR
WEAPONS AT THE WINDOWS TOWARDS l?OTENTIAL UNSEEN SUSPECTS. THE STUDENT WAS
COVERED IN BLOOD AND WAS SQUIRMING HIS .IAY OUT OF THE WINDOW.
( THE POSITIONING OF THE TRUCK (2-3 FEET FROM THE WALL OF THE BUILDING) AND
THE STUDEl'IT (STILL 9-10 FEET ABOVE THE TRUCK'S ROOF) NEGATED OUR ABILITY
TO MAINTAIN A GRIP OTHER THAN ON HIS ARMS. AB HIS KNEES AND ANKLES
THE WINDOW SILL, SGT. ROMANIEC AND I PULLED HIM FORWARD TO US AS
WE FELL ONTO THE TRUCK'S ROOF. WE THEN LOWERED THE STUDENT TO AGT.
HITCHENS ON THE GR01Jl,'D LEVEL BELOW US. ONCE AGT. HITCHENS HAD AHOLD OF
THE YOUNG MAN AND BEGAN TO CARRY HIM TO THE SAFETY OF THE BACK OF THE
TRUCK, SOT. ROMANIEC AND I CRAWLED DOWN FROM ATOP THE VEHICLE.
AGAIN OPENING THE DRIVER'S DOOR, I DIRECTED HIM INTO REVERSE, SLOWLY
BACKING OP AND RETRACING OUR APPROACH PATH AS THE S.W.A.T. AGENTS COVERED
THE WINDOWS FOR POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. IN THIS MANNER THE TRUCK WOVE
ITS WAY PAST THE TREES AND BIKE RACKS AND S/E TO OUR ORIGINAL
POINT. THERE THE MAJORITY OF THE TEAM REDEPLOYED AND WENT TO COVER BEHIND
AREA VEHICLES. I STAYED ON BOARD TO ESCORT THE TRUCK AND ITS THREE
HOSTAGES TO A SAFE TRIAGE AREA ON THE SCHOOL'S E. SIDE. LOUIS SCILIPEPPI
TRIED TO COMFORT THE BADLY INJURED FELLOW STUDENT, WAS IN OEVIOUS
SHOCK FROM HIS WOUNDS FROM THE ASSAULT. HE SAID HIS NAME WAS "RICK".
ONCE BACK AT THE POST AREA, I YELLED AT NEARBY PARAMEDICS TO COME
ATTEND TO "RICK". THE INJURED STUDENT WAS PLACED ONTO AN
STRETCHER TRANSPORTED FROM THE SCENE. LOUIS SCILIPEPPI AND OLDER
WHITE MALE HOSTAGE WERE TURNED OVER TO COMMAND POST OFFICERS FOR OFFICIAL
DEBRIEFING.
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SGT. LOAR AND AGTS. BEATTIE AND KIMMEY JOINED SGT. HINKLE AND I WE
SOON THEREAFTER RETURNED TO WHERE WE HAD LEFT THE REST OF THE S.W.A.T.
TE.l\M. IT HAD BEEN DIRECTED THAT THIS S NEXT MISSION WAS TO CLEAR THE
S. E. OFFICE AND CLASSROOM AREAS E. OF THE CAFETERIA. BEHIND COVER OF THE
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ARMORED TRUCK, WE APPROACHED THE S. MAIN DOORS AND ENTERED, ENCOUNTERING
SOME OPD S.W.A.T. TEAM PERSONNEL ON THE STAIRS INSIDE.
THE: CAFETERIA AREA WAS FLOODED FROM ACTIVATED OVERHEAD CEILING FIRE
SPRINKLERS, PUTTING UP TO 6 INCHES OF WATER OVER THE ENTIRE FLOOR AND
RUNNING OUT' THE E. -MOST CAFETERIA DOOR. THERE WERE STl.,TDENT BACKPACKS
STREWN THROUGHOUT THE LARGE ROOM AMONGST THE TABLES AND CHAIRS. AT THE E.
END OF THIS AREA I OBSERVED A DISCOLORATION ON THE FLOOR INDICATIVE OF AN
EXPLOSIVE DETONATION. ))''EARBY WAS THE LOWER PART OF WHAT APPEARED TO BE A
PIPE-SOMB FILLED WITH NAILS; A PIPE END-CAP WAS ON THE STAIRS NEARBY,
ALONG WITH ANOTHER SIMILAR DISCOLORATION AND A SMALL PROPANE BOTTLE WITH
DUCT TAPE REMNANTS. THERE WERE NAILS AND 9MM SHELLS CASINGS ON THE
LANDING.
AT SGT. HINKLE'S DIRECTION, THE S.W.A.T. TEAMS PROCEEDED E/B INTO THE
ASSIGNED AREA, CLEARING ROOMS AND OFFICES. MOST OF T'dE DOORS WE FOUND HAD
THE WIRE-MESH-REINFORCED GLASS BROKEN OUT, GIVING ACCESS TO THE INTERIOR
DOOR HANDLE. SOME OTHER DOORS WERE EITHER UNLOCKED OR OPEN. ONE SOLm
WOOD DOOR WAS LOCKED AND HAD OBVIOUS SIGNS OF AN ATTEMPTED AND FAILED
MECHANICAL BREACH TO ITS HANDLE. I WAS DIRECTED TO DEFEAT THE LOCK WITH
MY SHOTGUN. I FIRED 2 FRANGIBLE SLUG BREACHING ROUNDS WHICH SHEARED THE
LOCK MECRANISM, GIVING ACCESS INTO A SMALL JANITORIAL CLOSET WHICH WAS
UNOCCUPIED. THE TEAM THEN CONTINUED THROUGH THE WING, CHECKING FOR
ADDITIONAL VICTIMS, SUSPECTS, ORDINANCE, AND WEAPONS. IN ONE AREA, ALONG
THE LENGTH OF A WALL AND JUST ABOVE THE FLOOR, WAS A 3-4 FOOT LONG GOUGE
INDICATIVE OF A POSSIBLE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE'S IMPACT.
SUBSEQUENT TO THIS, WHILE STANDING ON THE STAIRS FROM THE GROUND FLOOR TO
rrlE SECOND (LIBRARY) FLOOR, I WAS ASKED BY A DPD METRO S.W.A.T. TEAM
OFFICER IF WE COULD TAKE OVER A PORTION OF THE HALLWAY AT THE TOP OF
THESES STAIRS. SGT. ROMANIEC CONSENTED, AND AGT. WILSON AND I POSITIONED
OURSELii"ES THERE. IN A SMALL S.-FACING ROOM NEAR THE STAIRS, IN THE
APPROXIMATE LOCATION WHERE I RAn SEEN TaE "HELP" SIGN, I OBSERVED A WHITE
MALE ADULT, SHIRTLESS, L"iING ON HIS BACK, HEAD TO THE N., APPARENTLY
DECEASED. I ALSO OBSERVED, VIA T'dE LIBRARY HALLWAY WINDOWS, SEv"ERAL OTHER
BODIES LYING WITHIN T'dAT LARGE ROOM. THE CLOSEST APPEARED TO BE THAT OF A
YOUNG FEMALE IN A SHORT DARK SKIRT WEARING HIGHHEEL SHOES, HEAD TO THE W.
WE SOON THEREAFTER LEFT !RAT AREA, RELIEVED BY ANOTHER S.W.A.T. TEAM'S
OFFICERS, AND PROCEEDED BACK DOWNSTAIRS. WE WERE DIRECTED TO PERFORM
ANOTHER METHODICAL SEARcH OF THE SAME AREA THAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY DONS,
THIS TIME MARKING ALL CLEARED ROOMS WITH "CLR LPD xXxx", INDICATING
"CLEAR", "LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT", AND THE TIME. AFTER THIS WE WENT
OUTSIDE TO AWAIT FURTHER MISSIONS.
AT APPROX. 1625 HRS. I WAS DIRECTED BY SGT. ROMANIEC TO GO TO THE
AREA TO BREACH ANOTHER LOCKED SOLID WOOD DOOR. AFTER I FIRED 2 FRANGIBLE
SLOG ROUNDS INTO THE LOCK MECHANISM, THE DOOR YIELDED TO MY SHOULDERING IT
INWARDS. THI S ROOM, TOO, WAS UNOCCUPIED. I THEN RETURNED OUTSIDE AND
AWAITED CLEARANCE FROM THE SCENE. WE WALKED AS A TEAM FROM THE S. SIDE OF
THE SCHOOL AT AFPROX. 1700 HRS., RETURllING TO THE LPD S.W.A.T.
WE WERE SUBSEQUENTLY DlRECTED TO RESPOND TO LEEWOOD EI.EMENTARY SCHOOL,
SOME 5 BLOCKS E. OF OUR LOCATION, FOR A DEBRIEFING BY PSYCHOLOGIST JOHN
NICOLETTI. AFTERWARDS, I WAS INTERVIEWED FOR A SHORT TIME BY JEFFERSON
COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S INVESTIGATOR JOHN LAUCK REGARDING MY SHOTGUN
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DAvtDJ. ThOMAS
D[STRICT ATTORNEY
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TO: Debra Grainger, Commander
Arvada Police Department
FROM: John Lauck, Investigator
DATE: April 21, 1999
SUBJECT: Columbine High School, 99-7625
OftJ:cer Don Kraelller
Lakewood Police Department
Weapon: Shotgu,"'1, 12 gauge Remington, modeL 870, "WP"
Serial number, W3290S3M
on April 21, 1999, I interviewed Officer Donn Kraemer, a member
of the Lakewood Police Department·s SWAT team. Officer Kraemer
participated with other SWAT team members in the initial entry
into the school. Officer Kraemer fired two rounds into a door
striking near the door' s mechanism to facilitate access into a
janitor's closet. He also fired two rounds into a door in the
same manner allowing entry into the ki tchen area. Each of the
rounds fired were frangible slug loads, also referred to as
"door breaching rounds." The expended shotgun cartridges were
left where they fell onto the floor.
Nothing further at this time.
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INVESTIGATION/OBSERVATION
ON TV"ESOAY APRIL 20TH AT APPROXIMATELY 1330 HOURS, I RESPONDED TO COLUMEINE
HIGH SCHOOL TO ASSIST OFFICERS WITH A "SHOTS FIRED CALL" AT THE SCHOOL.
AGENT KIMMEY ACCOMPANIED ME TO THE AREA WHERE WE MET UP WITH OTHER MEMBERS
OF TEE TEAM.
TWO TEAMS HEADED UP BY SERGEANTS STREETER AND ROMANIEC WERE: ALREADY IN
PLACE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL, I WAS INSTRUCTED TO STANDBY AT THE
TACTICAL COMMAND POST UNTIL NEEDED.
SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING AT THE COMMAND POST, SEVERAL STUDENTS EXITED TEE
SCHOOL (EAST SIDE, AND RAN TOWARDS OUR LOCATION. I ASSISTED WITH USHERING
THE KIDS FROM THE SCHOOL TO A STAGING AREA WHERE THEY WERE SEARCHED AND
OFF TO ANOTHER TEAM FOR DEBRIEFING. I HELPED WITH THREE SEPARATE
GROUPS OF STUDENTS BEFORE BEING ASSIGNED ANOTEER MISSION.
'<>.KEWOOO SWAT MEMBERS HAD RADIOED THAT THEY HAD JUST PERFORMED A RESCUE OF
A STUDENT AND WERE ENROOTE TO OUR LOCATION. THE TEAM MEMBERS ARRIVED AT TEE
COMMAND POST IN A ARMORED VEHICLE. UPON THEIR ARRIVAL, I HELPED WITH THE
WOllliDED STUDENT AND TWO OTHER COMPANIONS.
I ACCOMPANIED MEMBERS OF THE TEAM BACK TO THE SCHOOL WHERE WE MADE ENTRY
INTO THE SOOTH DOORS, WE WERE TASKED WITH CLEARING THE SOUTHEAST WING,
CAFETERIA, AND AUDITORIUM. DURING THE SEARCH, TWO LOCKED DOORS HAD TO BE
BREECHED BY SHOTGUN. AS IDE FROM THOSE TWO SHOTS, NO OTHER ROllliDS WERE
FIRED.
ONCE THOSE SEARCHES WERE DONE, WE REAMlNED IN THE CAFETERIA AREA AND
AWAITED FURTHER INSTRUCTION. WE WERE TOLD TO "MICRO SEARCH" THE SA.'lE AREA
AGAIN BEFORE DECLARING IT SAFE. WE PERFORMED THAT FUNCTION I\NIJ THEN
REMAINED NEAR THE MAIN (SOUTH) ENTRANCE.
AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMAND POST, I GATHERED A TEAM OF FOUR SWAT MEMBERS
AND BEGAN TO SEARCH THE SOUTH PARKING LOT FOR ANY SUSPECT VEHICLE(S).
AGENTS KIMMEY AND BEATTY CHECKED THE SOUTHEAST LOT WHILE AGENT DEWHURST I\NIJ
I CHECKED THE SOUTHWEST. WE LOCATED A BLUE NISSAN SENTRA NEAR THE SPOT
WHERE ONE OF THE DECEASED STUDENTS LAY. THE CAR HAD STlKERS ON IT THAT READ
"NIN", "I HATE EVERYBODY", AND A PICTURE OF BORIS YELTSIN. APPROXIMATELY
100 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THAT VEHICLE WE FOllliD WHAT APPEARED TO BE ONE OF THE
SUSPECT VEHICLES. IT WAS A BLACK BMW WITH SIMILAIR BUMPER STICKERS ON IT.
INSIDE WE COULD CLEARLY SEE A HOMEMADE MOLITOV COCKTAIL, LIVE AMMUNITION,
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.NO OTHER ITEMS OF CONCERN. WE NOTIFIED THE SHERIFFS PEPARTMEN'j:' WHO IN TURN
CONMSULTED WITH THE ATF. THE CAR WAS SECURED IN AN AREA MAR:KED OFF WITH
CRIME SCENE TAPE.
THE LAKEWOOD SWAT TEAM REMAINED AT THE SCHOOL UNTIL RELIEVED lilY MEMBERS OF
THE Flil I TEAM.
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At approximately 1145 hours, 04/20/99, I, Sergeant J. Romaniec was notified
of shooting that had occurred at Columbine High School. SWAT Teams from
various metro agencies were responding to assist. I was transported to the
scene via the SWAT van, which was driven by Agent Gregg Slater and also
occuppied by Sergeant George Hinkle and Agent Marc Direzza. We arrived at
South Pierce Street. south of West Bowles Avenue at approximately 1250
hours.
After gearing up, Sergeant Jeff Streeter and I were assigned to team up
with DPD Metro SWAT. We were escorted from South Pierce Street to a
location on the NW side of Columbine KS where we llIet DlIO Officers. A
Denver PO supervisor requested that two LPD SWAT agents relieve two DPD
SWAT officers Who were guarding exits along the north side of the high
school. Agents Gerald Bartlett and Direzza, who were armed with ARISs,
were assigned that task. Two other LPO agents were requested to cover
doors on the west side of the high school and Agents Joe Wray and Pat
Wilson were given that assignment.
A concern was voiced regarding the possibility that undiscovered
explosives were possibly in the vicinity of where OPD and LPD SWAT agents
had staged, i. e. the NW side. Agents Brent Sawyer and Bob Swainson were
assigned to search under cars parked in the vicinity of the OPD SWAt van.
Each agent was given a mirror from OPD for that task..
A concern was also voiced from DPD personnel that the high schocl roof was
not secured and a request was made to have LPO SWAT agents ascend to the
roof. Sergeant Streeter, Agents Wray and Wilson ascended to the roof,
along with one OPD officer, who was dressed in civilian clothing. SWAT
agents ascended to the roof at about 1348 hours. Directions were received
from Lieutenant Dan Brennan to stand down from the roof and at
apprOXimately 1359 hours the agents descended. Directions were
subsequently given by Lieutenant Brennan to reassemble the contingent of
LPO SWAT at the SWAT Command post for the incident.
Upon arrival at the SWAT Command Post, I was directed by Lieutenant Brennan
to assist Sergeant Hinkle and a team of LPO SWAT agents in the search for
two suspect vehicles, which were apparently parked in the south parking lot
of the high school. A description of the vehicles, a black Honda and a
black Mercedes. had been radioed earlier by the Communications Center.
Sergeant Hinkle, along with Agents Kraemer, Dewhurst, and Hitchens had
already departed from the command post with an armored car. Agents Wilson
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nd Sawyer and I departed from che command post on fooc co the south
.,>arkins lot. Sergeant atreecer ana the remaining SWAT personnel stayed at
the command post for another mission. See Sergeant Streeter's report for
details of that assignment. While enroute co the souch parking lot, I
observed the Channel 4< helicopter hovering very Iowan the west side of the
high school, by the glass rotund section which was identified as the
cafeteria, with the library locsced above on the second floor. The
hovering heliCOPter was up dust and debris and the noise made it
difficult to hear radio transmissions.
When I arrived at the armored car, I was briefed by Agent Kraemer who
indicated they had located the Honda and had placed "stop sticks" behind
the wheels. A larsre propane type had been found in chs Honda and it
was believed the t.ank may be an explosive deVice. Agent Kraemer also
informed me that he had observed a handprinted sign in a second floor
window which said, "I'm bleeding to death."
At approximately 1430 hours, a student was Observed leaning out a second
story window. The window was shattered and the opening was about 3 'X4' .
Agents were shouting to the student not to jump and to hang on. We were
aware that SWAT Teams had been moving inside the high school, although we
did not exact locations for the teams. Information regarding the
student was radioed, however, at this point in the operation radio
batteries were low and it is not if the transmission was received.
It was evident by watching this student that he was determined to remove
himself from the library. It was deoided that a rescue attempt would be
ade by using the armored car. With Sergeant Hinkle directing the armored
car driver, SWAT agents, using the cover of the armored car, moved toward
the southwest side of the high school. The SWAT agents consisted of
Agents Kraemer, Dewhurst, Hitchens, and sawyer. The armored car came to a
step along side the building directly below the stUdent. It was evident
the student was badly injured and would need help. Agent Kl;aemer ascended
to the roof of the armored car and called for assistance. I went up onto
the armored car's roof. The student's arms were grabbed and he kicked
himself to the outside. Agent Kl;a.emer and r held onto him as he fell to
the outside. His momeIltum swung his body down and he slammed against the
armored car. The student was lowered to Agent Hitchens. I climbed off the
armored car and assisted Agent Hitchens in placing the student into the
back of the armored oar. The armored car was guided back out to the
parking lot. Agent Dewhurst was inside the back of the armored car and he
talked to the student, who appeared to be losing consciousness.
Information was radioed to the command post that a student had been
evacuated and he was in need of immediate medical attention.
Once the armored car departed the parking lot, Agents Hitchens, Sawyer,
Wilson and I sought cover behind carS.
Sergeant Hinkle returned a short time later with Sergeant Loar, Agent
Kimmey and Agent Beattie. Sergeant Hinkle briefed team members reference a
mission to assist SWAT Teams inside the high school in clearing the school.
Once again, the armored car was used to make the approacl:\ to the high
-::hool. Entry to the school was made at approximately 1456 hours, per
recording.
Once inside the high school, contact was made with slone DPD SWAT
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'hoindicated that the lower level had already been cleared by DPD SWAT. It
Jas decided that the lower level, which consisted of the cafeteria, an
auditorium, and a pod of classrooms would be searched again. During the
search, two locked doors were found. One was a classroom door and the
second was a dOOr to a storage room located in the kitchen. Both of the
doors were shoe loc'd to allow entry. The entry into the storage room
occurred at the end of the micro-search.
While clearing the lower level of the high school, I observed the
following: The sprinkler heads in the cafeteria had been activated and
water was covering the floor, up to 3 inches in certain areas. Several
hundred backpacks were strewn along the floor in the cafeteria. Ceiling
tile had come down from the ceiling and light fixtures had been damaged.
TWo pipe bomb type devices were found on the floor in the cafeteria.
Evidence of some type of explosion was apparent from possible gun powder
residue on the floor. Also several large windows had been damaged
probably as a result of the blast. Along the east west hallway leading to
the lower classroom area, a large 4 foot gash was noted at the base of the
south wall, most probably as a result of shrapnel from a blast. On the
stairs which led to the main level of the high school, a small propane
bottle with duct tape wrapped about the top was observed. Nails were also
observed at various locations on the floor. In the teacher's lounge,
several sections of ceiling tile were down. It was later learned that some
teachers and/or students had attempted to hide in the ceiling and had
apparently fallen through the ceiling. Although I did not specifically
look for projectiles, I did observe one copper jacketed projectile embedded
n a wall just outside the teacher's lounge.
Once the FBI SWAT Team secured the outside perimeter and ATF agents had
been briefed and given a tour of the inside of the lower level of high
school, the scene was released at approximately 1700 hours.
ADDITIONAL:
During the time LPD SWAT personnel were assisting DPD SWAT on the northwest
side of the high school, several groups of students were evacuated from the
school. Once these groups of 20 to 30 students reached SWAT personnel,
they were searched for weapons. Information had been received that the
suspects had possibly changed clothing and may attempt to escape the area
by joining with the evacuated students.
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ON 04-20-99, AT ABOUT 1200 ERS, AGT SWAINSON AND I RESPONDED TO
COLOMl3INE HIGH SCHOOL RE THE REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED, Ul?ON OUR AR.R.IVAI"
SWAINSON AND I TOOK UP A PERIMETER POSITION AT THE NORTH WEST SIDE OF THE
SCHOOL IN CLEMENTS PARK. AFTER SOME TIME IN THE PARK IT WAS DETERMINED
THAT THE LAKEWOOD POLICE SWAT TEAM WOULD BE USED TO ASSIST IN OPERATIONS A
THE SCHOOL. AT THIS TIME AGT SWAINSON AND I LEFT OUT PERIMETER POSITIONS
AND DRESSED OUT IN SWAT GEAR.
UPON THE AR.R.IVAL OF THE REST OF THE SWAT TEAM I WAS ASSIGNED TO GO
WITH SE'JERAL MEMEERS OF THE TEAM TO ASSIST DENVER SWAT ON THE NORTH WEST
SIDE OF THE SCHOOL. THERE I ASSISTED WITH THE EVACUATION OF NUMEROUS
FROM THE SCHOOL. NOT KNOWING IF THE SUSPECTS COME OUT WITH
OTHER ALL STUDENTS WHO CAM OUT OF THE SCHOOL WERE PATTED DOWN
CHECKED FOR WEAFONS. AT ONE POINT IT WAS DECIDED THAT ALL LAKEWOOO SWAT
MEMBERS SHOULD MEET AT A POST WHICH HAP BEEN SET UP IN FRONT OF THE
SCHOOL.
AT THE COMMAND POST I WAS ASSIGNED TO GO WITH OTHER MEMBERS TO AN
ARMORED CAR WHICH WAS LOCATED AT THE SOUTH "''EST SlOE OF THE SCHOOL. AS WE
WAITED BY THE ARMORED CAR WE SAW A MALE JUVENILE START TO STICK HIS HEAD
OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW WHICH HAP BEEN BROKEN OUT. AT ONE POINT IT
WAS OBVIOUS THAT THE MALE WAS GOING TO ATTEMPT TO JUMP OUT OF THE WINDOW.
THE ARMORED CAR WAS MOVEO UP INTO POSITION AS SAT MEMBERS COVERED. TEE
MALE, WHO WAS OBVIOUSLY INJURED AND BLEEDING. THE MALE WAS RESCUED AND
TAKEN TO AN AWAITING AMBULANCE.
THE TEAM WAS TEEN ASSIGNED TO START CHECKING ROOMS ON THE FIRST STORY
OF THE SCHOOL. ALL ROOMS WERE FOUND TO BE CLEAR. AT ONE POINT DENVER SWAT
REPORTED THAT THE HAP FOUND SEVERAL DEAD STUDENTS AND THE SUSPECTS IN THE
LrBRARY. AT THAT TIME WE AGAIN CHECK ROOM, THIS TIME MORE THOROUGHLY.
AFTER SOME TIME IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE SCENE WAS CLEAR AND IT WAS
TURNED OVER INVESTIGATORS.
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SUPPLEMENT
OESERVATION/INVESTIGATION
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On Tuesday, at approximately 1251 hrs., I arrived at a
staging area near West Bowles Ave. and South Pierce St. with other members
of the Lakewood Police Department SWAT Team to assist the Jefferson County
Sheriff's Department on a shooting incident at Columbine High School. Upon
our arrival, I was assigned to be a member of a seven man reaction/rescue
team and instructed to stand by for a deployment.
At approximately 1252 hrs., the reaction/rescue team I was assigned to
was instructed to meet up with Denver Police Department Metro SWAT
personnel on the southwest side of the school. Our reaction/rescue team
moved aut and arrived at our position at approximately 1306 hrs. Our
reaction/resuce team immediately conferred with Denver Metro SWAT
personnel and began providing cover and assistance in hostage rescues.
Those rescues were being initiated from the cafeteria area of
High School. Lakewood Police K9 Agent Roy Capp and I took a position near
a Littleton Fire Department fire truck where we provided cover for hostages
that were being rescued and moved to a position of safeey. Once the
students were removed from that area, Agent Capp and I, and the other
members of the reaction/rescue team, were instructed to return to an
alternative command post for an immediate deployment into the school.
Our reaction/rescue team arrived at the alternative command post
located in front of the school at approximately 1420 hrs. and were advised
stand by for an immediate deployment into the school. Lakewood Police Sgt.
Jeff Streeter instructed myself, Agent Capp, Agent Swainson , Detective
and ! that our mission was to enter the school from the east side and
begin to effect hostage rescues and attempt to locate the suspect(s). At
apprOXimately 1438 hrs, our team made our approach to the east side of the
school and married up with a Littleton Police Department SWAT Officer who
advised assistance was needed in locating/rescuing!hostages. The Littleton
officer also stated that shots had been heard from the gym area and that he
had two officers covering the hallway leading to the gym.
As our team made entry into the school, I passed a number of live 9 MM
rounds scattered on the floor leading to the gym. I do not know the exact
location of that area. After passing the information on about the rounes
to the other team our reaction/rescue team took a position outside
a corridor leading to a hallway in what I believe to be the southeast area
of the school. Entry was made into that hallway and several rescues were
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made. Approximately 20 students were rescued from that area. As
mentioned earlier, I do not know the identification of that hallway, but
would be able to identify it if seen again.
From ~ h e hallway just mentioned, Agent Capp and I, along with
Littleton Police Department SWAT Officer Chet Neil land other Littleton
SWAT Officers whose names I don't know!, moved to the math/science wing of
the school where we were told through communications that reports of
numerous hostages with suspects were being reported. At one time, we were
advised one suspect was holding several hostages in an unspecified location
somewhere in the math/science area. In addition, that same information
indicated that one of the hostages was injured and hostages were preforming
CPR on the injured hostage. I did not, and still do not know, where that
information came from or what agency was airing that information.
Once at the math/science area, our reaction/rescue team married up
with several Denver Metro SWAT Officers and two Jefferson County Sheriff's
Department SWAT Officers and made numerous rescues. Approximately SO or
more students were rescued along with several teachers. We did not locate
any suspects or injured parties at that time.
From the math/science area, I continued to assist in clearing rooms
and checking for hostages/victims/suspects. While working my way to the
south west area of the upper level of the school, I came across a small
room that appeared to me to be a storage like area. This room was south of
the library and appeared to me to be in the math/science area. In that
room, where the door was open, I observed an older white male with no shirt
obviously dead. 1 continued to move towards the library where I came in
contact with an unknown Denver Police Officer. AS I began tc enter the
library, the Denver Officer stated the library had just been cleared.
While in that area, I observed numerous bodies on the south side of the ,
library, under tables. These bodies appeared to me to be bodies of young
teen aged kids and all appeared to be dead.
From the library, I was received information that the "macro" search
of the school for hostages/suspects had been completed. I was subsequently
ordered to meet outside the cafeteria area on the lower level of the school
for a new mission. Once 1 arrived at the cafeteria, members of the
Lakewood Police Department SWAT Team were divided into groups to conduct a
"micro" search of the lower level. Detective Wilson and I formed a
"point-wing" team and re-entered the cafeteria are<i and began the search.
During our search, we remained in the cafeteria area and found no
bodies/hostages/suspects. However,! d1d see a great deal of damage to
the cafeteria area that included broken ceiling tiles, black darken areas
on the cafeteria floor, blood stained carpeting and a great deal of
flooding due to the over head sprinkler system which was pouring water into
the cafeteria area. I also noted numerous back packs strewn allover the
cafeteria and numerous purses and shoes.
At the conclusicn of the "micro" search, our SWAT Team was relieved by
the FBI SWAT Team who provided scene security. Our SWAT Team returned to
the command post Where we down loaded our equipment and were relieved of
any additional SWAT duties.
After a minor de-briefing of the incident, ! returned to the scene at
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approximately 1830 hrs. Up until approximately 2100 hrs., I remained at
the scene awaiting an investigative assignment. Sgt. Dan McCasky of the

Department contacted me and requested I respond to
Littleton, CO to assist in tne execution of a searcn
arrant on a residence. When I arrived on scene of South Reed St., I
checked in'with the scene security officer (a Jefferson County Deputy
Sheriff motor man) and entered the home. Inside the home, I met Sgt.
McCasky, Lakewood Police Department Detectives Greenwell and
Mowery as well -as members of th..... JefferS n County Sheriff's Department,
and CSl. Sgt. McCasky told me is the home of Eric
Harris, a suspect in this incid .
As I approached the house to enter, I detected a strong odor of what I
believed to be gasoline. Entering the house, that odor became stronger, I
waS told by Sgt. McCasky that when he arrived, several gas canisters had
been located in the house or garage iI don't recall which) and that the
fumes were extremely strong then, Due to the fear of an explosion, Sgt,
McCasky stated the power to the house was turned off and the canisters were
removed.
While at I assisted in searching Harris' basement
bedroom and th garage. During e search of the garage with an unknowll
AT" Agent, I located a roll of "duck tape" and a box containing numerous
batteries of different voltage. Also located in the box with the batteries
was a voltage meter. In addition, I located two black colored
canisters which the ATF Agent advised me that those were similar to the
canisters found near the school. The ATF Agent stated the canisters were
not found physically on the school property, but were found down the street
and evidently detonated as a diversion prior to the shooting rampage in the
school, Those items previously mentioned were subsequently collected by
me and placed in a clear plastic evidence bag.
In Harris' bedroom, I assisted in searching a "tv" area outside
Harris' bedroom. I specifically searched through miscellaneous papers
located on top of a desk and inside the drawers of the desk. I placed a
number of papers and video capes in an evidence bag.
At approximately
seized as a result of
unmarked police car.
2400 hrs. on 04-20-99, I assisted in moving items
the search warrant to Investigator Schottsky's
I then left Harris' house.
For specific items recovered from the searoh warrant, refer to the
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department property reports.
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On Wednesday, 04-21-99, Detective Pat Wilson and I arrived at the
command post area at West Sowles Ave. and South Pierce St. at
approximately 0830 hrs. After our arrival, I remained on scene until
approximately 1330 hrs. at whioh time Sgt. MoCasky, Detective Inskeep
(Lakewood police Department), Detective Wilson and I were assigned to
interview the victims of the shooting at various local hospitals,
At approxi"ately 1430 hrs., Sgt, McCasky, Detectives Inskeep, Wilson
I at SNedish Center and contacted the ?ublic Relations
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Office. Representatives of the public Relations Office assisted us in
attempting to contact the families of Shawn Groves, Anna Marie Hockholter.
Veleen Schnurr and Richard Castaldo, With the exception of the Schnurr's,
the other families requested they be contacted later. In addition, we were
advised Shawn Groves, Anna Marie and Richard Castaldo were in no
condition to talk.
Sgt. McCasky and r met briefly with Mark and Shari Schnurr and were
advised by the Schnurr'S they did not want us to talk with their daughter.
According to the Schnurr's, Valeen had been shot nine times, had four
rounds in her torso area and shrapnel wounds to her chest. Mrs. Schnurr
stated that Valeen is medicated and to be interviewed.
However. Mrs. Schnurr said Veleen has provided some information to her
(Mrs. SchnurrJ about the incident.
Mrs. Schnurr stated Valeen has related to her that she (ValeenJ was in
the library with Lauren Townsend when the incident began. After being
shot, one of the suspects staced to Valeen "Do you believe in God?" Valeen
stated "yes" and thought they were going to kill her. However, the
suspeots moved on to other areas of the library oontinuing to shoot other
students. Mrs. Schnurr said Valeen told her she [Valeen) could hear the
suspeots laughing as they shot students and recalls the suspects laughing
about "blowing someones head off and their brains looking like spaghetti".
As our conversation continued, Mrs. Schnurr said Valeen stated the
suspects left the library at one point and a number of students fled the
area. Valeen stated to Mrs. Schnurr she [Valeen) saw Lauren Townsend
laying on the floor under a table and attempted to "wake Lauren up".
However, Valeen did not get a response and got out of the
building.
When asked if Valeen described the individual who shot her, Mrs.
Schnurr said valeen said the suspects were "Goths". Mrs. Schnurr did not
provide any further information.
While with the Schnurr'S, they stated to Sgt. Mccaskyand I that
numerous law enforcement agencies have oontacted them in an attempt to
interview Valeen. The Schnurr's were frustrated and wanted to consult with
their family attorney prior to providing additional information.
prior to leaving Swedish Medical Center, Sgt. 1MoCasky obtained a
serious bodily injury form from Valeen's dootor desoribing Valeen's
injuries. Refer to Sgt. Mocasky's supplement for further details.
From Swedish Medical Center. Detective Wilson and! went to Centura
St. Anthony's Central Hospital. There, r contacted the parents cf Kacey
Ruegsegger and the parents of Mike Johnson. Detective Wilson contacted the
parents of Makal Hall and for further details, refer to Detective wilson's
repcrt.
Mrs. Ruegsegger stated an unkncwn Arvada Police Department Detective
spoke with Kacey on 04-20-99. I spoke briefly with Mrs. Ruegsegger about
Kacey's injuries, but did not talk to Kacey due to her condition. Although
Kacey was conscious, she was heavily sedated and r did nct talk with her.
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I ~ ~ d e contact with Gary and Kathryn Johnson, the parents of Mike
Johnson, ~ ~ d learned Mike was in surgery. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson stated they
had no information to provide and stated Mike had sustained gun shot wounds
to the left arm, right knee and the right side of his jaw.
Prior 'to leaving the hospital, I attempted to talk with the parents of
Patrick Ireland, but was informed by a nurse Patrick's parents had just
been put to bed and were sleeping.
On Thursday, 04-22'99 at approximately 1000 hrs., I spoke with John
Ireland, Patrick's father. Mr. Ireland phoned me and stated Patrick was
the individual rescued from the library window. According to Mr. Ireland,
patrick suffered two gun shot wounds to the head where one round was
remained lodged in Patrick's brain. Patrick also received a gun shot wound
to the right foot, has paralysis to the rights side of his body and is
l l i ~ a b l e to talk or form sentences.
According tc Mr. Ireland, Patrick has made sporadic statements that
include "Face the angered, trying to kill you", "poor family", "killed us
dead
tl
, llTNT-Itm dynami.ce ", IIwars don't kill people, I dov, t'World War II
very dangerous", "31 flavors" and "I hate :Dillon and Eric". Mr. Ireland
said Patrick did not say if these were statements made by the suspect.
Prior to ending our conversation, ! advised Mr. Ireland I would be
back in touch with him later.
This concludes my involvement in this investigation at this time.
WITNESSES
Mark and Shari Schnurr
John Ireland
No address obtained
parent of Patrick Ireland.
O"l"" ADMINISTRATIVE Daeee 04/22/99
.....e, 1607 SLATER, GREGG Prin,.d,04/23/99 18:07
Sor.."", 1540 MCCASKY, DANIEL 04/23/99 17: 16
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OBSERVATION/INVESTIGATION
On 04-22-99, I prepared a report describing my responsibilities and
actions during the Columbine High School incident. In the opening
paragraph of my supplemental report, I indicated I arrived on scene on
Tuesday That is mistake on my part. I arrived on scene on
Tuesday 04-20-99.
This case remains administratively cleared.
"h.," ADMINISTRATIVE
....t, 1607 SLATER, GREGG >rint.d, 04/30/99 11 :44
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LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
REPORTING AGENT. WRAY, JOE
VICTIM'
OFFENSE, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY
HAR8AUVE.
SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT
CASE HUMElElh
DATE OF REPORT.
ss-eaeess
04/21/,>.,
On April 20, 1999, at apprOXiMately 1150 hours, I was oontaoted by Sgt.
leo'rge Hinltl .. who st"d'''d the SWAT rean, was being requested to 're"pond to ..
• hooting incident at ColUMbine High Sohool in Jefferson County. We were told
:;;0 have OU1' g@4\:r aVil.i lAble but not. 'to rl'f"9"9.$. out. at the cU"f"T'errt time.. At:
appro)(imatetly 1205 hau'rs'l Sgt. Hinlotl. us to d'ress cu-e , 1l\nd t:hat we
would be deplOy&rd to l::hE\' '$CfiH't1l.. I was in!li"h-rLtcted i::Q t::a.k" a ro(:\"("h.ed ps trr-o L c-er-
with Dl'ttect.iv&r Pat; Wilson lAnd lead the van t:o 1::h. pos:i:; area. The
post area was establiahed the area of West Bowles Avenue and
South PieN'e St're,,". After dressing out and getting all of cur- gea'r, ",e
nded to that Aft:sr i\T'1'"iving .at the loca-tion at apP'f"oximlRtely
1250 hou"r$, I obt-aineod my t.actical entl'Y Wf;?i\POli, f,..oJ)l 'the SWAT van which
the _quipment to the scene.
Approximately ten later, I was deployed with Sgt. and
thEt g'1"OUp 'to assi'P't DRYlV.· r- Police Departmen't in 'r"tttu:uing victilns.. We
t.ken by a Police SWAT to the northwest side of the
bUilding whEt'l"'E! the Dttnve't" Police • .,.t1'den't had es-<tablished a nlini c:omm1i\nd
PQ'l5t.. This was also 1:he lOC'i\tion whe·,..e the suspects exchanged gunfi'f"e
wit.h polit:ft pe"rs.cru1ttl p·rEtYiou.-sly.. Detective Pat Wilson I took up
positions Q'l'l il doorway in th.. ncnthwe.t ccrne r- wtHi!'T'e thf!' SUSipe:c-ts had been
and cont.,..al of that doen'" a·r .....
At 1345 hour-e , I \lIti\S inst"f"L\cted to dlSStst on the r-oof ..
Pat WilsOl"t, Sg;t .. Jeff S1;'{"eete"t, it. Denve'r j:·olic.-e Depai'tMent office't'
ilnd I we ne up on the 'roof to estAblish high g'round COl"rtrol. A few minutes
1 at,s.'1'"" we wer-e inst'rue'ted to di'!u::an"tinue tuta:rening ot'i 'ChI! 'roof itS t:he'rf! W-fu"e
.1 SWAT r"ams in"ide th. school May our on the
as possible At app'cexirn"tely 135::; he"....", ..., b'c""ght baek
down from the r-co r ,
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LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
REPuRTIWG AGENT. WRAY, JOE
VICTIM'
OFFENSE, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY
SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT
CASE NUMBER,
DATE OF REPORT,
':l'3-1113885c.
04/21/'3'3
ShOT'tly 1400 hOtH'S, I., t\lo\"lg. with the ent:i',.. SWAT Ta-am.,
to command on South
w. Wlllt.,.e l"'eo'f"ganiz@d, And I was plilced on an ent'f'-y team with Sqt. Jeff
3t,.....t .. ·0, I)..t .. ctive G'o.. gg Sl .. te,., Age"t Roy C"pp A"d Ag.. "t Bob S.. "i""o". We
...,. .. to m.... t up with th.. Littleto" Police D.. p",.tm.. nt SWAT T.... m to the south
of the f't'ont MaiY"l en'C"ram::'e whe're W8 would b. s&i:\t'ring the bu.ilding and
•.."cuing ho"tag.. ". I""lde, we initially met with th.. Littl .. ton SWAT T.. am.
Agent Bob Sw.infion .. nd I covE!'l'ed 'the main cO'("'f'ido't" while the "renHdnde'r
eecur-.. d a seien".. ....r .... wh i"h ...."t to the "outh. Ag,,,,t Bob Swal ""on .. nd I
we.,.e then deployed with th.. D.. nv.. 'r Polic.. I).. p",.t:...."t: to .... cure the a·r,... to
the we.. t ""d the" back to the "o,.th of th.. building.
At app,.oximately 1505 Agent Swains.,,, and I we.,.e pulled ba"'k with
3gt. J .. ff St'ree;;"'r ''''d a numb"" of Littleton SWAT offi",,"'''' We then
.. d th....e .."",h to the south end oj th" building and, at va.,.ious time.. ,
-na.d. cont..ct with students*" W@ assisteod in e ..... acuating th·",••
,1 29 to 25 in each group, from and cut
co a ..afe area. Aft.. .,. th.. ar.. a to th....outh had been .... cu.,... d, Sgt. 9t.,.....t .. r
."d oth.. -r- team l"ade,." w."re pull ..d baek fO'r a briefing. Detectiv" G·O.. gll
Hat"'r, Ag .. nt Bob 5w<\i""on ..nd I made conta",t .. ith othe'o offi",er" in the
$outh'Hf1'5t ct:n'nQ>T of thEf ",\ppe'f' lavel by the lib'ra'ry wne'f'e num.e'f"oU'5 bodie'S ",e1"E
locat@d and fAPPd:re},\t exploiioivt!!' had been detonated. We met: up with
che rest of the in the at
l545 hou·r1i ..
We were reorganized, and I WAS teAm@d up Agwnt Donn
JOirlt-wing 1:eams were 'then deploYitd to C'onduC't til. of the low@T'
Jffit:'e area f'('(JIn the cafete'ria.. Agent Kl"ailitnter and I, .and the other two-man
;eams, seoured the 1.vel at- that: time" The team as a ",hole thel1 caMe
th,..,ugh the ""fO't",.ia and "djol nl ng ro.,.,s, " .. ,.i fying 'l:hO'rO' ",e,... no
ldditional victims 0'(' suspect-s.
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REPORTING AGENT. WRAY. JOE
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OFFENSE. ASSIST OTHER AGENCY
SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT
CASE NUI'IElER.
DATE OF REPORT.
99-03&&56
lil4/IH/99
A1:: app'co, i ....il.. ly 1 .. 20 hOll'CS, .. e l"ft: ilh" 10....... level ilo ilh .. 1Ilauilh.....'l:
outer c\Y"ea.. We .,...mAilled 'the,.. unt:il appT'oxiMa't:e1't 1640 hou·rs when we
cetu'cned t:o au'" SWAT Van. F",o.. the'c", eT'e di",ect.. d t:o go to L ood
E1......nt:.....y School fo'l' .. d.. b...iefing by 0 John Hieolet:t1 and th.. J .. ff "on
Count:y "Shoot" T....... O.. tective Pat: Wil,.on .. nd I l .. ft: L......ood Element.. ·cy .. t:
.. ppN'X i .... t .. ly 1745 houn, and .....tlll"ned t:o the L.. k ood Police Oep.. ·.."I:III .. nt: 'roll-
e .. 11 'cOOIll for ""''1' d.. b'l"i .. fing. I left th.. L..k ood Polic.. De p.. 'I't.... nt .. t
.opp...0.1111.. te1y 1900 hOll ....... ith no f ......th.......ction.
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OBSERVATION/INVESTIGATION:
ON TUESDAY 04/20/99 AT 1200 HOURS I WAS ON DUTY IN THE INVESTIGATIONS
DIVISION OF THE LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT. I WAS REQUESTED BY SERGEANI
GEORGE HINKLE TO PREPARE FOR A MISSION AS A SWAT TEAM MEMBER.
I GATHERED MY GEAR, AND ACCOMPANIED DETECTIVE JOE WRAY IN A MARKED
LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE TO THE AREA JUST SOUTH OF COLUMBINE
SCHOOL IN UNINCOR?ORATED JEFFERSON COUNTY.
MYSE:'F AND SEVERAL OTHERS FROM THE LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT SWAT TEAM
Vl'ERE THEN SENT TO THE NORTH Vl'ES'I' COR..'lER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE WE MET U;;:
WITH THE DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT SWAT
I WAS FIRST ASSIGNED TO PROVIDE COVER ON AN OPEN DOOR ON THE WEST SIDE OF
THE SCHOOL. THIS COVER WAS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE BEING EVACUATED
OUT OF THE CAFETERIA AREA.
I WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO GO UP ONTO Tr'..E ROOF AND PROVIDE COVEI'. W!'!H MY MP-S
SUB MACHINE GUN. AFTER ONLY A FEW ON THE ROOF I WAS TOLD TO
!. THEN STAGED NEAR A COMMAND POST JUST EAST OF THE SCHOOL. I WAS THEN SENT
WITH OTHER LAKEWOOD SWAT MEMBERS TO MEET UP WITH OTHER LAKEWOOD SWAT
MEMBERS ON Th"E SOUTH SIDE OF TIlE SCSOOL.
ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SCHOOL, I MET UP WITH THESE OTHER TEAM MEMBERS WHC
WERE STATIONED BEHIND AN ARMORED CAR.
r WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO PROVIDE COVER WITH MY MP-5 SUB MACHIl>'E GONE ON raz
BACK OF THE CAR AS WE RESCUED A MAlE STUDENT FROM THE SECOND FLOOR
SOUTH SIDE.
I THEN ENTERED THE SCHOOL ON THE LOWER SOUTH SIDE THROUGH THE CAFETERIA
SECURED AREA. I THEN ASSISTED IN SECURING A WING OF CLASSRoOMS TO THE
EAST OF THE CAFETERIA.
I THEN WENT TO THE SECOND LEVEL TO ASSIST THE SWAT TEAM THAT WAS
CLEARING THAT AREA.
I NOTICED AN ADULT MAlE VICTIM IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE AN AUDIO VISUAL TYPE
ROOM JUST SOOTH OF THE STAIRS ON THE UPPER LEVEL. THIS MAlE WAS DCA.
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I THEN ENTERED THE LIBRARY AAE:A WHERE I SAW APPROXIMATELY 10 JUVENILE
VICTIMS. 1 NOTICED NUMEROuS GUNSHOT WO\'JNl)S. ALL THESE STUDENTS WERE DOl'..
I THEN EXITED THE LIBRARY AND WENT BACK DOWNSTAIRS, WHERE WE RE CLEARED TIlE
SAME EASTWARD WING. THIS TIME THE DOORS WERE MARKED TO INDICATE TO OTHERS
THEY !lAO BEEN CHECKED. I MARKED THESE DOORS WITH "CLR/LPD" wnE THE TIME I,;
MILITARY HOURS. I REMEMBER MARKING SEVERAL DOORS AT 1600 HOURS.
I THEN WALKED AROUND THE CAFETERIA AND SURROUNDING ROOM, CHECKING FOR
VICTIMS THAT MIGHT HAVE GOT PASSED OVER. NONE WERE FOlJNIl.
I THEN EXITED THE BUILDING ASSISTED IN CARS FOR POTENTIAL
EXPWSIVES. A BLACK OR DARK GRAY HONDA WAS FOONIl EAST OF THE FRONT DOOR
WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE EXPLOSIVES IN IT. A BLACK BMW WAS LOCATED WEST OF
THE DOORS WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE EXPLOSIVES IN IT. THESE CARS WERE
POINTED OUT TO ATF WHO WAS NOW ON SCENE, AND SECURED BY THEM.
I THEN MAINTAINED SECORITY 11.7: THIS SOUTH ENTRANCE UNTIL RELIEVED BY Th"E
FBI.
1 THEN RESPONDED TO LEAWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHERE WE WERE DE BRIEFED. I
THEN RESPONDED TO L?D WHERE WE WERE DE BRIEFED AGAIN,
ON 04/21/99 AT 0830 HOURS I RESPONDED BACK TO COLUMBINE HIGH TO
AS Al'l INVESTIGATOR.
ON 04/21/99 AT 1330 HOURS I WAS ASSIGNED WITH LAKEWOOD DETECTIVE GREGG
SLATER ROLLIE INSKEEP. S£RGEANT DAl'l MACCASKY TO RESPOND TO THE AREA
HOSl?ITALS Al'lD INTERVIEW THE INJURED.
ON 04/21/99 AT 1430 HOURS WE ARRIVED A SWEDISH HOSPITAL. THERE WERE 4
INJURED STUDENTS IN THE HOSPITAL. WE MADE CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC
REr..ATIONS MA..'1AGER FOR THE HOSPITAL.
ONE OF THE STUDENTS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SPEAK DUE TO BREATHING TIJBES, TWO
OTHER REFUSED TO SPEAK INDICATING THAT TOO MANY POLICE OFFICERS
HAVE ALREADY Il'TERVIEWED THEM, THE: FOURTH STUDENT ALSO REFUSED TO SPEAK
DUE TO TOO MANY OFFICERS CONTACTING THEM. THE: PARENTS OF THE FotJRT"i! STUDEN":"
DID AGREE TO TO SERGEA.'lT MCCASKY DETECTIVE SLATER.
,
ON 04/21/99 AT 1600 HOURS I ARRIVED AT ST ANTHONYS CENTRAL HOSPITAL TO
INTERVIEW INJURED STUDENTS THERE. I RESPONDED TO 4 WEST TO CONTACT STUDENT
MAKAI I WAS GREETED BY CAl'! AND SUSAL'! HALL, MAKAI'S
DAN HALL TOLD ME THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM,
MAKAI WAS BY DETECTIVE JAMES NELSON FROM THE ARVADA POLICE
DEPARTMENT. DAN TOLD ME THAT DETECTIVE NELSON HAD ALSO SPOKE TO MAKAI
FOR A SHORT PERIOD THIS MORNING, SAID HE WOULD RETURN AT 1800 TO
COMPLETE HIS INTERVIEW.
DAN HALL SAID IT WAS FOR MAKAl TO TELL DETECTIVE NELSON WHAT
HAPPENED, AND DAN DID NOT MAKAI TO RAVE TO TELL IT ALL OVER AGAIN TO
ANOTHER DETECTIVE. DAN THAT DETECTIVE: NELSON BE ABLE TO GATHER ALL
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Supplement 04/22/99 1602 WILSON, PATRICK
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OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE FAMILIES WISHES I DIn NOT INTERVIEW MAKAI HALL.
THIS CONCLUDES MY INVOL1;'EMENT TO DATE WITH THIS INCIDENT.
"'s.'" ADMIN; STRATIVE. "'Ol'" 04/22/99
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iln omt!, at amo,;'ah1, IIlG hrs. °Oilpal,h Hatei that JaffarsOll
Cao_t, us reumling halp frca all smolndl"! ite.,i es kI. <1ft shooli", 0
at Coheine High S,booI.
lJVESTI.ATIOl 8y ilffi,e, 0.l,6Ael IOGI:
OPOA .y l.ri,al at the scaae I coatacled I Jefferlon COlnll 9gt. aad
asked hi. if Ibay mded oor SVAi Iu. to rupo.d, lie shhd tblt .e
did, so I 'Dnta,ted 19l. a.d reu.ested he .ake a 'all out. I also
reomted that .e han tha Ne'!otiat.,s ttlp..d to set a up a 'llaud post
QOstiRg board.
offl,ar Wood ar,i,ed oa sc••• a.d .. s.t up the posting ,e.te, 01 the
sid. of iibe Vood's poll,. ,.hiel.. I 'onta,tad the principal of the
Col ..bin. High S,hool, Fraol D,A.'!el,s and t,o S,hool ld.lnistrators,
e.rbm NO_stU .1Id Ri'b, Kaofun. I intmimi the principal Fra.1
Oelnqelis tho told .. that h. liS 'onftonted i. tht s,hool by a arltd gon
Ian .sO WIS ,arrying a rifle. H, st.t,d lhat h, ushered se'eral stodeats
into a ro.. aad 10,led tb, He .1,. tblt Ilt aAd the ,too,.ls
me Inh te ,scape.
we galhered .1.., of p.ssibl, ..ts, I r,qve,ted tbat the
st. ,d.lnistrato" obtain their dob's, h... addresm a,d otlltr
This lnf"utl•• lIS posted. ! rtllQlS!ed that DeAo'l'l!, drat
; llyout ,I tbe s,h••l 50 that .e ideatify where bostilts ,ete
hidl,g, Ihl,b be did.
IS students "d t,a,hers, .ho fer.. biding in tbe s,hool ,a11..6 their
h.ll, lubers .. wm ,hi, to get t,l,ph.n, n'''ers "d call tllt,e
slud"ts a,d tea'hers bad. va ude Bsts 01 ..s hidi,g;nd
establlshed wlltre the, me hidi,g. Ihis ..tio, was .lso posted I'd
pass,d on the tacti,al tell.
ee,.o,e of the .an, tel.ph... 'aIls thaI "re o.i.g .. de f' .o,ed lh,
posti,gs to the Arap.h.. Count! SrlT Ian. Tbe flI pl.,.d thtee 'ore h.rd
t,l,pho,e line, i,t. the 'an so f' ,ere able to .ale "lis on tbe,e
,ho... rather tban call ,"""'.
ho l.I....d.fficm and a FBI "lftt alse Iltl.e' fith the 'Vlti,g
due to the large alOunt .f hostage infor.,tion and nale,.
lfter lhe bad beea ,leared t,i,., we t.ok daw, ta. pa,tings
a,d 1ists af stad••t and ha,hm nalfs larked lhet fm aur tittletoa PO
,a" ,olber. ie tried ta gi,. lhi, lnfor.,tl.n to Jeff,o, but were
unable to find. ,afa place ta the ,,'fUce. I brought the
i,for.ati•• beck to tbe littl.ton '011,. O.part ••,t aad pla'ed It i.to
n' e. I W' i,ft" .y card and told th•• ,ber. the "Idme ... ld
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I tiS ad,lsed at lpprotilalely 113S taal JeffersoR County S.O. fas
re!\londing to a '!hots fired' call at tolullbina aiga Sobool. .t/stlf and
C,l.&Ohlen "!\lORd.d. At tbia ti.. Ofc. laea had arri,.c anc ad'iaec
taat there fife lultio1a susoeets aad 1.ltiola ,iolils inC Ihtt Jeffeo
iii reqwostinl m SVlT unit. r acnlec OilO1lelt 10 page out sm, 'hlolt
fli dOIlf at lilt. I mind Ihortly. tneflfhr. I liS "rhed by captain
Artatrong of Co,nty s.O. taat our \IAT unit fas the clolest and
taat 'It'l ,o,r ,robl'".' Ha offered to pro'ida adliniltrali,e
a!Siltance. Sgt. C.I.61act a,rlred and 1 f.1 ad,ile4 to lat. charge of
lae tactical unitl al la.y wore deployed. I tool a positioo oft the tast
peri ..ter, lier. 1 laS later joined b, Lt. villiall of 'rapaloe S.O., Lt.
arenAan of Lakewood IG, and Capl. Gilanna of Oen,er PO. I rllained at
thla ooat until around 1100, coordinating tactioal rel¥onses the
y,riO'ls units, wilen! ttt Col. tatoliff inlide the Nh ..trane. to
b. bri,fed b! .nd to aSlist in c.ordinating ,fforts.
va .ere reliend at ."rol1••t,11 1100, and .fter omidill9 naHS 'nd
ranks to Jefferson County ,erso'n,l, 'e ,1t.red the so.ne aAd r.turn,d to
Littleton '0 lO,millhly 1100.
Mo further action b' tbls offioer.
1\04 042100
SOPPtEIEHIAt " "FfICEt 1000:
Upon r,,,;,;,g IMorello. of apossible sho.ting i,ddut at
Col"·'in, High lohool, I WlS ,"ign,d to ,ichll, and tranillort all
no tio., e,ui'"ent te the Icm. Upon arriving at L.nood and
S.. "St" 1 illallahly ,e!in miltlng lactioel Glfloer leal
i. ,rep.rltlon for ,nt,ring the lobool. Realizing that no Critical
lncldent C••llnd '.11 hid hee. sot .p, I be,an setting '0 a le,pora"
Incident C•••and 'ost "Ing Littleton Poli" Unit 1m.
U!'On !ttting ., I con.nd poat, I witb Ofo. 'ICS hegn to intmiu •
I.bj,ct 'ao w,. id,ntl/i,d al lbe .ob.ol prinoipal, Hr.
oeAnseHs. Using. d'l ohall board, Mr. Odngeli, ,o"lelid • ,eh•••tie
dialrSI .f th' sohool for tactioal tUI entry. I liS tb,n inf.....d of
call rmlud ,i; cellular phone of , tncber 'ho was trapped inllde the
Engl1lh .m lix otMr teICber'l, and ho I thIn btgu
to tali ,ltb the l.aoher, !rlc Friesen fbo inforled .. of all ouilding
inforlation and poslihl. looatiool of ,iolili. r tailed lith thil t,ocher
for approlilalily 1 houri IS I was also milling in the coordinetion of
c,lti,al io,ide,t posting, aod the let-,p of the bostag, negotiati,ns
t.h,hm. I ulilt.d ,to. 1m 10 deliillng lists of ,o"ihle mpeet(I).
as .ttl as wttnesses.
lit" It .as l,t",in,1 lbll Coluuine Bllb Sohool flI cleared of
further lospeot(ll, I mllted in collection of all ,olaud lOlt
Inf.',atlon, 1ao.llng lal•• and giYing c,stody to oto. 6aoa.
I. forta,r actio. h, thil offloe,.
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On 04!191 i liS tOrking oatrol duly .hen \10 r",i"d til< "qunt for
II .(! frol Jeffco. I relponded to the am .lth ok laea IRd 5gt.
Par I miYed on lCene •• S. llat" 5t I t"lOod, .t .b.,t llll
houri. I i•••di,t.ll b.gan to prepare .ith "' SWAT ',ul,l.nt, ,he. Ill!
eontaot'd oy a I,eber .f 'fficers fr," J,ffco and Oenm '0. A
'11 oade of ., alll,tanol aod If .e had an, ba'li'llo sai.lll, II LIO h,c
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SOle •• lhe lirsl SUT officers 00 scene. I offm4 holh ocr shields, it
lh.t lile Officer le.1 .rri,ed, aod he Iiso beio! oa SVAT, ,e .e"
r.q,est•• to a.sist , g,,,p of olher SVAT offic.r., Ve tool lhe sii.lds,
tnd Sgt. 1.,ler ,pprm' .. miltin! the other SVA! officers.
it lit up with officers frol DID aud J.ffco .a li"ee St, jIst
oorlheast .1 the sch..l, .here lhey h&d al,••dy prepared aa LFO firet,.ci
10 ,mi" UI COf" te '0" l...,d the I<hool. I wu ad,i"d that llltr•
••r. ioju,ed studenls do,o on tbe outside of the school, aId ,e ttr. to
to,. 10 that area and alle..I to relCoe th, .Ii4eots Irol th, ar,•• Ve
.a," IP 10 the norln.ast lntr.ac. of lhe school. FrOI lh.r... coel4 It!
what app.ared 10 he a studeal io on. of lhe ,iadows. 9fficer le.l .....
UP to,log to the dOOf.ay ., had reached, aad assistiag lhose officers.
lhis 'is at a",t IllS hoers.
Iy group th.a Imd aloa9 lire no,th side of lhe school, al which lhe
sted.at It saw inside .as ab Ie to 10 a d..r aad run 10 oer aosition.
IH. 'as lahr uat ,ia oth" offioers to oee of lh. Co's), W. rorked our
.ay to the 'er, far so.th••st ,ornar of the sch.ol. Th. firelr.c' liS
bac'" into • oositi.a by tb. do.rs oa lbat sid. ,f lb. s,h..l, Al lhal
location I obs.rved throe st.d..ts d..o.n 1M fr..nd. rb", .... iPO aad
Jeffeo s'a.r,lsors at this loc.ti •• wilh .s. They d.cid•• tbat olfice,s
.ould '0" forward to issist lh.se st.4ents. Tbis ,as ah.ut Illl bours.
At I',t Ii•• olficers ..,.d t••ard lh. scb••l, iad lh.y .n•••n,.d that
th, uld b. pr..Wnf e•••rlse"rtlsh. tiro during lh. rosc... I
sta in a co••r a.sili.o h.bind lhe flr.tr.c' aOd co,.r.d .pen aod
.os.o.r.d door.ars. I ,ro'ided n. suppr,ssi •• fir•• 0•• st.d"l was
r•••••d. H. "d a ju.,hot .o.nd and ••s ,till ali,•• I j.ff,. patrol car
liS IlOltd to us lod r Ilsis!ed io l",dln9 hi. lnl. lh. "bid. aad h. liS
relmd frol the scm, As<i:o.d shd..l i. this sat. o.sition .as
r'lo,ed i. the sa.. fashlon, lh••as OOA. Th.r, liS i .ale sl.d.,t at the
b.llo. of the ,Ili" at thi< I.cation, 19ain ,ffi"rs ••"d te his
positi ••, fou.d hil also 3QA, i" 1.fl hil at that locali... I the.
stay.d at tbat 10cati", 0.,erln9 tho s,h.o1.
AJ.flco IVIT .nit ar,i,.d, and tb., lo••d up to the sohoo1, at ,hieh
til •• larf' ,ulber .f studenls ••re .,acual.d tbrougb 0., 1.catioa. I
of st.dents ler! als. ahl. to esoap. oa lheir .In, r.aning
s••th th,o.gh the ,ar,lnf 1.1 la a f.oc. II•• and lh.a runnl., ••st.
Offic.r ••r. s.nt to thai I.eall,n to inlereepl and assisl.
After an .n'nola p"i.d of tl.e, .. I.ft .ur ,.sill..s, at which tile
I ....d bac' 10 lim. st, and .. t with S91. 'ar'er. r .is tben d.,lolld
to the hsld. ,I lh. ,eh.ol fro. tha ml sid" t, sel up .ith C,I.
Ratcliff and the rut .f L'O sm. I lh.n lor••d with our t... I.
contln.e In lh. ol.ara.el .f lh. area .f lbe scbool, We ••r. able to
,l.a, a larf' ar.a .f the s,ho.1. Voriin! .ith OPO, La"wood, and J.ffc.,
•• I.cat.d .nd .",ual.d a large n.lb.r st.deols and a4.11s, all frol lh.
Sci.nc., lath, aad finance ara•• VI .ari,d ell r,••s lhat •• cle.red aad
$II • 11l shd,nls lire semhed .nd Ie" out .1 lh. b'ildhg and
tvr ol.r t••ther Offic.rs, On,. lh.sa ar.iS ••r. l.c.r.l, ,ur lea•
•as .rd.r,' to r.spood t. lb...i. antri"', Ve sta,.d at thai ar.a .nli1
II let. Instrucled I. clear lh. lcen••
N.t hi.g further,
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IE'Oll HARIITIVE:
smmEl! &! m. MEAL:
On 14lOS! at IIlI lrt I '1$ ••rtin, an off dutl iob at Union hilt.
At &#pro, 11]$ h" I Atarnhroug' "t. Pa,ltr tnt an IInm call cut·
'11 bflnS ..de and that all IWAT cWcm nuded to rtport at S. Plme
and Sowle! an.
I llliidiahll rIlilondad t. LPO and retrland ., pitrol ear lnd
dlrtctll proeeedad t. lhe scene flth I' SVAT ,qllnlent.
I attl'ad .1 Scana at anpr•• Illl h,s. I las a4.isad to gat
illetialel, suited up as lhera .era rl10tted I,jurtt students ,utsld••f
lh. se...1 that n.. rmuins.
11,.11 and Cpl. !ohlen for..4 a tea. consisting of SWAT offictrs f,..
Omt' P.O. lid Jefleml CounlY 1.0. It IPnto. IISI " 1101" hto the
ar'l atound the south llstetn of the ,ch••1 u.ing I fite troei
for eo'er.
It this pohl the teue ,plit UJl aid I m slpmtad frol ,pI.
Iohlan. IYSllf and .mcers fr.. Denier lnd Jeffer,o. county antmd the
schO<lI buiWns. Ve anl ...<J th, buildins at lh, 'oalh aul .atme. just
,oaU 01 t" uln ..tranCi. This was It a..to' 1290 10 IllS hr', XYl.II
lnd the Omer InG J.ffc, .ffl,.rt began clurlng the in.diate Irt!
in,14, the building vhm .. enl",d. cleared thi, am f.r GPuro. II
IlautU.
•, 115a ht' I fa, ,hla 10 d.t.rli.e thai the re,t IY lIAr lea. hid
ar, lnd was outside. It v.. thlt I vould go and filld II
t,., _ief th.1 and th.n re-.ntet tb. bulldi., to conti nUl cl,aring the
insiiJ••f t•• bui1iJlng. At Ibis point 110 stud.ots or tuch.rs had h•••
found.
Finding IY tm and bti.fing lhn .e thn tlter,d the bulleing under
the "nand .f TUI Luder C.1. IItclifl. rbt offlcm 01 the teal
cmistld of Ofc. Vm. Ok h ..n, Ole. Brauch, and Ofc. Sutherllnd,
Ie th.n sGo,I,••nt.d lh' Oen••r teal lhat lad Ill, had ,or, t.a.
ItlOers miling.
It lhi s poi 01 .. lliJ auu'" II Officers in the buil di ng .nd .. hegan
I SlSlllal;, e1ming .f lh. building. Ye lOVe<! frOll the Soath Ellt
hall.aYI i.t. lh. liolnc. an4 lhen lO,iog into tht 11th Ind
sclenc. ,Ific.,. ie .ere th.n lurther ,up,I"lntad by offic.r, frOll lh.
Lat.,o.d SYIT teal. is •• ant.rld the financ. and ..th and sci •••e
offl,., •• ancount.r.d approI .1 per,ons consisting of lilnly ,tadents
locled in oWcn through..t the area. These stu40ats and haohars were
then morted oat to safe areas. Upon eluting in ae building .e
'.uld write on the door ',I.ared. lPO ind tilt el.ar.4.' Our ,aiteh
ended a,on reaching the area .tir tile front of the Jibrary. nil ... It
appro, 1m hrs. It vas raported that Thl library had alrtaify hm
'heelad by one 01 Ina Om.. tn.. operating In the building. 1I1 of .y
acti.III ,.eurred pn Ihe second lerel of the building.
furthar .t this tilt. C. leal 1m omu
SUP/LEMur 6Y omenYf IRmH:
1i2019 at appro,ilal.ly 111\ houts, I 'If in I' offic. and heard
dis. .0 'd,is. 19t. Parler of the ,hooting Incident it Colalbine High
S,hee1. It approlieataly IllO hoars, disJlatc! stated that Jefferson
County .as requesting Issistance fra other ag.nciu. CliJr. hcilll
'd'is,d " t. be II,il.ble In tb. det.cti'e .ar on the stte.t. At
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lEPOiT HAiiATIVE,
app,." ..t,l, 1111 hou,s, dispateh advised that J.fl.rsoft Ca,.ty 'II
rnquesting LII SVAT aad I r.turaed to hoadquarters aad chinged ilt, II
IVAT .aif,,". It appr"ilataly 1201 hours, I arriYtd at I. Piuee st.,
a.d V. Leav••d.lire I e,etinued t, de,loy II liaT aqaiplfnt. At that
tile, Igt. alaei asied that I rellio hI the C? lod .,it-for tha othar
tUI ..."s t, min. At Ippraxilllell IllQ !>om, I AS ad'had to
Itet 11th SIt. Parier an the aut ,Ide of c.l..II.. High Scho,l. I
IIlked aYer to Igt. Parier" locati.n ,mOle. 1m aod .,itnd until tbe
'sllinder .f oar t.,1 a,rivnd.
Cpl. iltollff, 010. E'lan and Ole. \uthe,ll.d arrived lad Ole. Neal
Itt us .n the ust ,Ide .f tb! high ,cbool. ft. advised II of tbe ma
thlt he a.d the m ollims had mrched. Cpl. iatcliff instraeted thl
t.,a to go to thlt Irel .nd ve ••tered tha door ,,,thaa,t of the Ilia
entraaee. Ve aet vith O'D SlaT aad eoatiaued ,earehlag the building.
Thm m. ,mral loohd d"rs that ws farced open. !!lpmilltel, 151
,t.;,.t, ind telch,r, .,r, f,.n; in le"ral ,f the roOl, thlt .ers
,.aroh,d. Ill,lf and .ther LID ,ff;cer••elfoh,; the ,t.d,nt, ind
ttae'ers and t,c,rt,d th,a,ot thrGUgh th, loutb'i,t do,r th.t ,e had
,nter,d tbr.o,h. Ve r,lea,ed th.1 to otber ,flicer' .h, ,sc,rted tb.1 t,
the CP.
Ie eontia••dour learoh ind Ole. H'tl aari,d the d,or, that vere
sw·'.d in the huildlng. At i"",Ilthll 1110 110m, ,e 'er! t.ld tbat
tho i" hull ding had bm lurohed .ith tbe halp ,f the other !VAI
tea. .nd ••re inltrocts; to ..,t at the .ain entrance of the b.ilding t,
..it ior hrth.r InltmU... At i,pru,illt,ll 1110 hoors, .a ••r.
r,limd hI other sm teill. nero is nothl,g further fr.. this ,tHm.
lngela irouch 1101 l.lOI!
SUPPLEftENT II Oft VlEft:
On 111m it approxilahlr Illlhrs I reeeived a oag. for all IVAT
officers to respoad to tb. im 01 C,luabl" High Sch..1 t, mi,t
Jeffu... C,unt, ShotHf', I.partlent .ith a critical incident. I
arrived at that I,eation at about Il1Shr, Ind eontactad Igt ilacl. lit
!Iaci dlr,et.d Ofc ira.ch and II,elf to ...t .ith Igt Parker ,a the oast
sid, of seh..l. V, lit .ilk Sgt Parier ind ..ited for th, rUlinder ,f
th, t,al to ar,i". Atttr tho arrival ,f (pi tatclill, Ofc ',aa., Ofc
Sotherland and (pi iugl., ,••er. let bl Ofe leal, rho had or,vio.,I,
entmd lht 10ho.1 .ith lIuher! ,I ,ther dePart"ntl. At approlilatsl,
tltlhrs, Ofc Nul lad th, t,.. int, th, building through a d.or an tb,
".th.a,t 'ide .f the 'eho'l. One, i ~ , i d e , .e lit .fth .Ifie.rs froa
Oea,er 0,0. and Jefferl,n COijnty. lft,r ,."rll ai'ut••, Ofe Suth!rlaod
.nd I".lf r,li.,.d t.o Ot.,er P.O. offic.r. c,vering a hall,a, in tb.
south.est corner 01 the 'chool an the ,,,ond floor. Ofo Sutherlaad and
a,sell Itmd at that ~ . i t l , . far om an hour. ie.ere thu mnltad
.ith the r.,t ,f the teaa at 10cati... It that ti••, I ."flted lith
cltaring rooa, Oft the ,oc,ad fl.,r in lh. loot heist corn.r. V. l,und
nul s ,hduts and tuehm hiding" 1ooied in the r..... Once It
fou, ."a, I mistud in hading the suhject! t, • do.r 00 the liSt
,ide, ,he.. they ver. turned ,m to ,ther 'fficers.
I th.o .ht .m Lai ...ed \VIT II the, elm.d the ClIeter!a lad
OOlllon, area oe the I."r floor. lh. r.,t ,f the littleton t.all
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contloltd to clear rools on tbe second floor. I then let ,Itb the teal
and It 'ere ordor.d to clear aod r.turo to tbe Po1ici Oepartllnl, 10
further actloo taken, J,lron n81 81ml .
S,np!m.tal leport bl iltclilfr
on 012011 at Ibelt 1250 hOlrs ofc Sltherlald and ! I,rl,od on SClle It
Col,.olno High icbool, ie 'are directed to a. araa near tha front ef the
lcbool bl Sgt Parko" Vo tralsPOrtod tba IIjorltl ef LPO's SVAT
.qoiplent,
Sgt P.rkor ald Ofc iaal brlafad os Oft tha current sltvatlen. I ,as till
leader for lPO's .Itrl toal. 1 tool Ofes. I,el. Irllc" leal, EYIII aa'
Sutherlaad and It IIda e.trl Into tit scbool by tbe deer sa.th of the
lall entrilce it iboot 1115 hoors.
Ie ,et ,m a Om" SlAT tnl 'nd bag.. , 'tarch of tba laiR hallny,
'ltendence effice, classroOl' te tba north of tie liin ilall, seutb of the
..I. hall, Ind the 11th Ind ,clence 1"11,
I. located ,nd .,acuated 100 to 150 students ,ad tlachers. These per,oos
,.r, taie. outside of ,ailing la. ,.forell,.t perso.nel,
I, • 'urld frOl 'IU' m!g.ll,,"t b, about 1110 h,urs, 10 additional
in ,tio., Cpl IatcHll, 012111.
SUP It/liNT 8, OFFIc!R SUTHERLAND:
On 012081 at iopro,ilately 11\0 heor, I .a. pa,ld te e,slst Jeffco on
e crHieal Incident. I mind at LPO and mist.d Cpl Ratcliff ,ith til
lilT "uhlnoL ,:,1 R.teWf 'od I respo.ded te colu.bine High lcboel at
app",I"I,ly 1m hom. Ie 'espond,d to the u,t side ef the schaol
1111 11t Parker, Dfe 1"0 ,.d Ofe Bruch ,ere leeated, Olc leal tbu
res,on4ed to our loeollo. frel insld. of tbe sebeel and .e wer. brief'd
b, hil and Sgt. Pa,'''' Ofe Nul tie. Iud us inside tbe scllool through
,n east ,ide door just south .f th. lain !Dtmee, We the. iere I.
ccotact ,iti O,o,.r SWAT, Ofc Ir.o aod I wer. staged on I i,llilY and
I.. doubl. door' " tht sem4 floor locahd 01 the south side of
building,
Cpl. Behlen, Col latc11ff, ofc ieal, Dfc Braoci, and ofc E,lan theo
clur'd the h,lI.a, just tQ tb, wth of our location. Ve tbl! sllrted
t. cl.ar se,eral 10'1,d r.OIS 00 the secood floor. Ie found se.eral
.tudents and teach.rs hiding in se'era] reels. Tbe, ••re ,II ,.tled down
a.d "corted .ut a last door .er, othe, police officers .er, r,ady to
precelS th.l.
I' clure4 all of the ro.u that IIr, auigned to us. We iU.
i.f.md that tb. mp'cls .m dead thaI tbe rest of lhe sthool was
'lear. I. Ih!D left lhe )oilding.
Nolhinl furth,r,
lvth,rla.d 1201 012119
SIPPtEiEMTAL IEPOIT II CORPORAL MICHAEL P. IElLEl, 1101:
I, .,ed, p,ge to r,s,o.d ,t appro.itet.1, 1155 heurs 0. 11-28'11 t.
'."ond to the ar.a of V. leawood Dr. aod 5. 'ier,e St. to Isslst our
SlAT lei I i. r,fere,c. t•• Col'IOi.e High school shoeti.g I.,id'lt. Upc.
ar,i,al, I contacted le.bers Baea, Daphne and 10.6, rho
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If/OIT HAIRATIV!:
had I eeAter Oft Ibe sid. of a lehlele. I
cnAtaeted Sgl Ilaek Ilso aho ad,lsed tblt .e Allded 10 sll u, a
tn assist CnuAtl nfllclals .ilb the lalheriAg aId
dhsmoatioa nf iAhretiol. Ie duplicated all tbl lAforeti.. omcns
BRa and Wood had accuhlahd 011 suspects, 'UPOAS, u.nostagls aAd gne
it to the
JellmoA C...ty OIPuties i.slde I'eir c.lNod p.st. I au t.ld by
J"',r... C,uAI, UAd.rsheriff, OUAaaay,Joh., Ihal .e ••Id.d I. s.I up for
A"lolhtioAs h tb' nnt of eoAtatt ailh the SiS"CtS. W. tond all of
our pOltiAg Ilteriall aAd equip..At 10 the Arapaho. Cou.Iy lh.riffs .al
,.d s.t " OIr,tioll Ibir.. we C'AtIAU.d g,theriag i.lor.,ti'l 'A
susp.cts, ..apoRS, hoslagls aAd Ihelr locations, parlAt lists, phOA.
Ixl••IioRI f.r stude.ts inside the sthool bulldi.q aAd .aps .tc••1 the
scbo.1. we pamd •• Ihis iAhraatioA to Sgt Ihtk lnd J4Ilm•• touoty
p.rsoAn.1 IA their cOilald post Aext to ourl. Officers aita, Wood, aad
.!sell lilked 10 ,tId.,Is Mdiog at diflmnt locatim lo.ih
Ihe high sClool aAd Irild 10 alsora Ibtl 01 our aclions 10 lin. tbt. lAd
get Ih.. 0,1 laf!ly. I talked to lattb.. C"mil f. tke Yocal hsic
RoCi along .ilh om ,1 'Ihn ,tudenls thrll Hits darh! a t.o koor
pariod 'Atil the! nr! rescue;! h, the SVAT Tms. Alter htthews group
r!lim, I morlid thel to the bUllS frol Ihe com.d posl for trmpo,t
10 lu..od !Im'llry lcbool. lIltr our SWAT tUI .as rel1md, I'
aullt!d ,atharing ail 01 our lnforutioA Ujl and ioslrucl!d 9fflcer Bata
10 -' 'e
it an nidme locker at IIH! littlaton polici hurl...t at the
flq,._, 01 the Jelhrso' Coulty 13triffs ...t, Our l!goliations ttal
us mil!!. 10 our acthitiu al Ihl cOIlind po,I hy lah..od 19t Cole,
Jim and Ebeling, ,ric. We atr, also assislld by fIl lieots fUSIlilr,
Dal,ne alld Hohtll., MarL lo additional I,forillio. at this tilt, i'
KElm, 1101, OHHI.
SUPPlEMEHTAl mOlT i! COR PORAl nun, Me. 110\, 912199: I roc imd tha
packel co.tai.ing all thl pOlling dotule.II Iroo lab <vldl.c. Tachalcla.
Iruca ldlll I.d op,nld Ihe dOCUlI,tl to rltrilve SOIl intorlilioR. I
c!llalld the pack'I all the doc....Is and placId into I,ide.c,
lockar I 2 aftlr u,a, MP XEllEY, 1111, 1\-21-19.
lUP,LEMENTal REPORT BY OFfiCER ROWERO 1002 0\-21-99
On ;1-/1-" II Iboul 1210 r rocined I snt plqo to mponed 10
lmocd nr. iAd So.'ie", It. Uoon I' arrival at ibout 1m Hrs, I
stirled to sil up cur l,al N,gotiators phcl. I .as a',is.d b, Cpl. Ittll
TIlAT [mid be io charga of tha pho.a nd our ,quipltnl lor legoliatio.s.
Th' Iquip.,nt .as oel up next 10 .n. our "Irol ,.ils parkad on So.
Plm, st. lboul two later I was asked to lOY! all our equl,aent
i.Io Ihl lraishee C'untys Coulnd posl flbicle ahich au parked on se.
PrOm sr. I tIS contacled by ena of Ihe FII iquls a,d ed.ised I ns 10
tan the deer to the 'Olund post,as onl! lo.e Mlgilialo" rtf. 10 I.
I,o,d in. I .al at lhis po,t ,.tli Ihe I.cid.nl ••, cver.
turther ictioA 11 thil Gllim 16 IOWIRO II 1m
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JC- 001.008668
iiPOiT HAiRATIY!:
SUPPt,,(HTAt iEPOiT IY OFFICii H.P. ITIAI
On 1.2091 at I,rodaaltly lIS. hoors, I ,,,,iltt a SIal Patl that
adT;s,d LID Swat to r,spond to tha ar,a of l'arood and Pi"". to assist
Jaffa,son CounlT 5.0. 00 a "iti,al ineidant.
r arriv.d on se'na at colu.bina High School at app,o,;.at,ly 1255
hoars. On ., arriYal I .et lith .eliars of LPO Srat, ltd ,ere atyiSld
!hat ••••re n.ed.d f' lh. sooth,as! liog of the school to fl.t lith
Oeo,.r S'lt offie.,s. I 'II ad,is,d that s.,.ral state.ts h'd b••nlhot
and th.re I." pa,sibl, fo,r ,.soeets in the school a'flt rlh ••s,
haodgans and ,nssin1y a rifl••
Upon .ntry in to tha soatha.st ling of the s'hool. I. anteret 01 th.
see,od 1".1 illt soath of lh. tha uin .nlrane•• At lhat ti .. It , ••t
lith oifi'ers fro. OPO srat ant assisted tia. in the lIin
,ffi,. am lnd limaI adjaoant 'OOIS. !!tar misting OPO it lIS
detar.i.,d that ,P' SIlt 10,ld off and ,I.ar tho sa,theast ling ant
tht S,iao.a ,oaIS. O,riog th. search LPO Silt nffi:ars antat.d aet
'hlttd nu.erm 'O<lIS in tha s:ia." ball ••dso'lhmt ,ing. Ourin! the
sear,h •• 100ated possibl, ,p t. 100 bastagas, .blch 'are .11 sea,:h,d
a't "wht .,t of the Schoal.
LPn Slat offl,er. did assist a ioinl Ie•• of 0'0 5••1aot Jeffarson
Co,ntl 5'it Offieirs in the r.s,ae of Ii ited,nt. and f."I;11 fro. the
ar •• k••,. to 's as S,i••e. I.
fnlry vas .ide into '00.' ,ether locked or ,.locked. L""lod roo.s
war' 'tared by br••'iog lb, glm .ladon lit reaching through the
Ii, 'nt \llIenlng tba doar. Each roOI tlllt 8S clmed hI IPO officers
.as ,ed advl'ing tn. tila that to. roOi III ,hared ant tha totters t.
p, 0, ,riltan o. tk. d••" LPO offioers fer' 'aIled .at .f tha soe., .t
a"r.xilataly 111\ hou,s, l.d .dvised to claa,.
further i'farulion.
Ofe, H.P.!Y.A. 1\1199
IUPPlEMEMlAL 1,101l IY SGl. C.W. IlAC[
0' 1.2099/11\0 r .,s advised through ratio at .1 ho.o .f a possiblo
hOlta;e inoidant at Colaeblae HI, Sgt Parkar lRd Co....d'r Ira.dt .e" i.
ro,le to the mne. I las adTised that JCIO "q,esht our l¥AT ten. in
.1 ,ositi" of mT C••rdinet.r, r res••nded fr•••y b....
On arti'al I ,ontaetld Co.und" Srandt and Sgl Par'ar. It flS an
ext".al, ,ha.ti, situtlion. I ,as anbab], t. i...dialaly 10Cit! an
inddtnt eonandH and b.san lSsisting In the arrival a.d doplol...t of
tha wi.us SIlT nnitsl littleton PD. ArapCOSO, Laktl'lod PO,
Oan'er PO, and f,1 .1 tbao ,••la,tad Lt Val char, JCSO and adYistd hi. of
.y letlo,. He aSled .. to IIlist in tha de.lo, ...t and dir.otio, of tba
tactieal "its, t oontacl.d Sgt Pari" 'h" had s.t-" a SlAT am
;ast of tba school 0' 'j"ot st. Ind nd.Ised hi. Ibat Lt. tal'her
reqnnst,d .a asllst i, lb. taotieal depl.y.eot of tba mioul rupOllding
ttais h. ne.ded to ,nordinate .ith a la:tleal lu••/,isor fro. naeh
unit
I tL ,imted ill, Iaea and V.,d t. s.t up nTadleal !)peralionl Center
for the eol1.,ti.n and dils••ination of I tha. alli,l.t Lt
lal:." i, the :olland pOlt,
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mmmmm:
At lhe conclusion of the ioit!ll tacli'll ,lel'lo,e, I resp0n4ed to tne
school at the direction of tbe JCSG to ad,ls. tilt sm tms that
pl'll<di" ,ould rlspond to cneet tht ,ondition of tke deeeised lId that
IdaHiml hili .ere reouested 10 ,lear the lehool 19lia, directin9
tkeir lthntiot 10 lhe ouums nprosive duim" and of bodin.
fltl were to r..ain i. OOSWOlI 'ntil r.lined. Th. ti •• '"
ijIprodul.11 1100. I .ntmd lile school to b.tter debd.f the mpOllding
'nils as to tho situation.
It ,"millt.), mo, at tb. requost of It Velder, I brielod the
COller.e Cit! PO, loolder PO 1 SO, Thornton PI 'I, ,10
then r.lie,ed tht inits 00 ,etn•. I then 'ontaet,d It Valek.r and clta,ed
tho sctoe .t approliaetel! 1110.
In lillll I ,ootlcted Ott JOkOSOll LPI, to .d,is. kl. of soppleltntal
reports by lPI offielrs aod of the TOC oostings hold in e,id.n,•• He
.d,i"d that h. ""ld ,oordinate the mhange ,ith Jcsn. ENO Of
SUlnEMEKTAL REPORT
SUPPLEMENTAL IT CPL. lEAN " IUGAN:
: rmh'4 a at 1151 to respond to tke ma of V. lUM04
ind S, 'itre, Sl. to mist J.'.l.Q. OR , ,rltlcal i'cidfnt. 5gl. Tar4!
and I to th. I"n. Codl 1 and Ht up .ith 5gl. C.T. Ilact It
iW 'I.t,l, IllS hrs, Sgt. 5laet directed us 10 ...t illl ,itk 5gl. OOllg
,.. in fronl of th, l,b.01, on S. Pleree st., In front of the uin
ent, •••• Om tbm, Col. Iilcliff direde4 .e, on, olLPO SVAT', tvo
sni,e", to mist tho lUIS' approa,b 10 the school ,ith rilla m.r. I
obser"d a••aid,.tilled IVAI offi'er covering the ••in ,ntran" to th.
s'h.ol fm • corm located iust lo,tb 01 the .nttance. [toot IIjl ao
initi.1 position at six o',loct .n4 app,o,ilat,l, 11 ,.rds Irol the liin
"trance .here I ,o.ld ,."r tb. Hjorlt, 01 the ,ast llde ,f the
sellool. To bethr cow • n..be, of 9round Iml .indo.s located on the
north,rn east side 01 tho seho.l, 1 IOTed to. position of 1 .'dock aad
appr.xi.at,l! ,I ,.,ds fro. tbe ••in entranel, and positioned .,self
bene.th , parked ,ebl,I•. frol tbis .e and tb, otber
.nldnlifild sm offi,er, wer. abl, to oroTid. com for LPO STAT
offf"rs condu,ting "aeo.tlons of ltudints frol an ,ast,rn ,xlt I.c.ted
dUI lOUlh of tbe lain J held this oositio. untll such tl.. J
WI! to elm the inelde.l. Nothing t. "po,t.
U ,Dugan/Olll!!.
IEPOll I! DilECliVE
On April 10, 19S1.t approxilatalr I!:>! houri to relpond t, Pl;ree
street and L..,..d Streat on an mill to J'llmon eouolr S.O. nn I
critical Incident at eolu.bine Hilb Scho.l.
O. mllil [ usislld .m postings 40d otber at tha ,oua04
post Al ltudents and taachers wert abl! to exit the buiJdift9, I
ai' i ,itk inter,ie.ing thesl subje,ts and written
st"...nts frol tkill subjects. Th." state..nls wer, sub"quantly
om to i,fi".
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IEPORT NAIRATlVE:
I spoke to Intral "h..l ,ersoM.l wllo gin ,ossibl. associlh nolS of
Da'id Ca,av.n, wh. 'as .,p.ll.d f,o. tb. school ar••,d Dctob.r .r
Ho'eaDer .f 1111, .nd Eric Dotra, ,ho is not ••tr.ntl, a sludtnt at
'olulbio. HI gh S....1.
Ont .t tbe 1n,.1,.4 Itud.ots, A4•• H.n••!, did .lso .d,ls. It th.t I Jono
Sa.". hid b••o1.,.1,.d ,ill the Ir.n.hcOlI ilfi. ,aog io lh. p••l, a.d
'0,14 know a 1.1 about th••, h'l dido'l Sl•• to b. elosol! ass.cialed
with th•• !lis !m, lid hado't beo seen hi lI. wearing a trmhcoot
tMs school !eor.
r 'as all. ad,is.d th.t the foll.'ing p.opl. ,.r. r••ort.dly in th.
offie. area of Ih. sch.ol at lh. tI...f the incldut, r did not
pusonall! c.atact ao! ef thm 'ielin: liki '.yba, Sido.y !latini, Jao
Fi.ld'r, Ch,i! iik'I.II, P.t.t Hor"th' Frant D'lng.lo, N.oa Naddeo,
Darl.o. Ne,.h. aod Jud, Ir.el••
I 'II advised that I ... ld be assigned to a lab hal for the ,eho.l, and
r••,in.d standby ,ntil 113D ho.rs, wnan I .as rel.ased
lor th! ni ght.
0, 11, 1m I respcnded to the scan. and 'as cn slall4b, fcr a
lab ha., b,t wal "Osap"nll, assigned to ocnduot follow-1llI inter.im.
I , nded to __te alhllll te cont$<:I a !bcotin,
,i, •.• ,ho had "blOqu.ntl! b.u released Iroa littltton Porltr Holpilal,
a Patricia _0 on••as at hOle ,t the resldeno.,
and a card ,u 1<It.
I later r,c.i,ed a phon. ,.11 fro. ii.ls.'. who indi.at.d that tb.re ar.
t'lO 'strida _ialsans .or'i,g for lhe Jeflco school !lSt.., and Ihal tha
'ielia was her daugM"'in'law, lhe "Pjlliad tha pbo" nillber for the
,ietla, and this infor.etion ,as turned "ar t. "'.wo04 P.D. Serg.ant
Oan Mct.,ke,.
I then respond.d to t itt1etoa Hospilal t. allujll to locate aRRlbar
,i'lia, the nale I had hetn given liS lob varder. I ru advised at the
h"pilal that this <I, aetuall, Robart Imier, rho Is tha step-hlher of
a Ihooting ,i.ti. bl the naae of 8rl,n Anderson. t '15 Id,is.d tn,t
Varnler hid rl,ponded t. the 5cho.1 after the i,old.nt had b.g,n, and
'han h. diseOlmd that his !On hid hm a shooling vioti., h' apPlrantl,
IQff.rarld eh.,t pains and ,as transported b! par,.,dle.. varni.r ,as
not int",I"'d. I liter eonHrled that lnderson hid 0..0dimlad to
lulh.,an !osp!tal, and 'as int.rv'e..d br an.the, int.r,iew i••••
On April 22, 1m I mp.nd.d to th. 5eho.l and misted lith f.mrdinl
e-,al1 inlor••iio. "eei'ed 01 'iitl.ton P.O. to tha Fil for f,rth.r
anal ISis.
III ENTA, REPOIT II DETECTIYE 'ACKSON:
Als. _,ntacted .n ,as Oaui Johnson, a biolngy t.aeh.t, Jobnl,n
ad,I,.d the 1011011ng:
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ifPO!1 MAliATlV,:
nat h. was h science roo. Il, at the 'o,thnst eor,.r .f tie
hijilding .a the upp.r 1.,.1.
That h. h••rd ..i"s, t',a h.ard
lhat h. ,a. a aa1. "bl,ct, we.riag a black t-lhirt, 5'11' t. "II, thia
b.ild,
nat h. mistid in dragghg 0... Saader, oat .1 oa. are. aad iat, a lOt.
are,.
'h.t S.ad.rs was bl"ding fro. th, aooth,
'h.t tb. tiadow ••s ,••1 "t ia biology roo. II,
hat oth,r t.ach,r'l Th,r". Mill.r, aad Rich loa, also assisl,d .ith
lo'ing Sanders,
, Jaehon 921l OlIn!
SUPPLfMEMlll RETORT 11 OF" I,A,ROIERIS
On 011099, at ao".,ilat.ly 11.9 h.U'I, 1 lith O.t. Jack,o,
I. ,01,..1•• High lchool. I Inler,i...d m.ral ,tud.nts atter th.y ..r,
"ae,at.d lrol th. school and had tvo stud.nt••rit. 0'1 .tal•••nts .hich
rer rn.d ".r t, lb. J.Il.r,on Cl'oIY Sierill'l In,.stigatio,s I...,
1.1191, [ allist.d Ott, Jaek,on liln atto.pting to 10,at, 'ictlll
01 I". C,l,.bino In,ident lor inteni.w"
sr'PlEMEtIIL RE?O!T SI ,MDi iiAtiT:
On la, at a"t"i ••t,ly 1I10brs I ruoond'd to 'olu.bi••
Hign lenoo! ,n , ro,'t,t l,r al,lstanee by the Jefferson ,o'nty Sheriff's
;flic. on shots lir.d and Itudent, I arri',d at S, ,i.reo It.
and V. l..wood It approxiut,ly Imh" a.d ,.nllchd It. !alchtr Iho 11$
tb, ineid"t co...nder for tho ·J,Il"'1ll\ ,,,at, Sheriff's Ollice,
I ro,u.sted that Olf. ilea ••tablish a ,egolillions GPerltions ,.nt,r
Ind .tt with Sgt. 8le,k ,ho had j,lt arci ..d. Sft. llact and I rmined
lOst 01 thll incident lith lt. Val,h,.. at H, :ol..ni po,t 'nd pt..id.d
asliltanc. II need.d .ith the conand lAd acthilia' 01 tbll h,ddent. I
'learod fr,. the s,.n. at ,poroxi.at.l, 1l00hrs and ra'ooodad to LID lor
a debriofing.
RCIUMDT 16il 041199
00 111099, ,t Ibo,t 11S1 ho,r" I liS pagod aod dirocl" IQ rl,poad
to Col'lbino Higb School 10 "si,t Jolforson COioty on a lbooling ,t Iii
school. Upon mi"I, I wa, directed to iohni .. students, teaehm aod
othtr '1II'1,y." as tb,y wer, nacuahd fr,. the school. I inhrri ...dl
-n Ricbard v"d
, ••: illSll
5411 i. Ca'IOn Trail
litt1,to, 101ll
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JC· 001-008672
tltolr
mdeat fiNl bi" in lb. biolot! roOl: didn't 1ft tbe shooters
J'l>tlte !lb.,"!
DOl: nUll
12&1 I. hgalls
(1Il) !1H2ll
studeet who bid in lho roo.: dido'l s•• tie shooters
Itephaoi.
001: mm
1210 S. f.oton ct.
littleton
(lOll m·ml
student who hid in lhe roOl: didn'lm lie shootus
•s
:O&Dlli
,.,t I, 1,lishur! It.
LatelNloo
IlIl) lll'IUl
il
l • th.r: had.aAd in bo,lIog .asn't m. if
as in on 0.2091 a••• : Harris eas in 012011 a.I.;
u I" s mall! wore hlatk, out didn't tingle ,ith
.ther sludents; subiects lhre.tenff anotber sto"ent befor, X••s, hut
no ml prohlus sinee lh.n.
Kam Christi ne ,I un
001: almo
1111 V. Hinsdale Dr.
(l01) IlHOIl
ahout 121\-1220, al tb•••st sid. door, p.ople husting in, shuuting
'g.l d..n, g.t do'f1)', hmd shots fir.d, sounded m. a pistol aat
and a 'h""h,' hut soteon told her it JlS a sbotgun hlut, lstudenb
outside sbot, on. in the Il<e, on. In tbe hack, on. d.adi soteon.
Ill; tb'l hid in the halhrool; h.ard ,uufire,
shootin, a kid ,ll.b.d Ih. ceilin, to fln4 escape
''''h, III a iid .ma rifl., hullet ,nad tbe H,d of Ite iid
iftg to ,eeape; sa, one lohject il • black Ireatheoal; at leasl
,., luhj,,11 In'olv,d, beard lhe. talkin" ltufl around,
sbooll og.
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Jc, 001-008673
IE,OII NAIRATIVE:
lmrna Hell
008: mill
lill S. Saari dan, 11-\
Oemr 10m
[IOl i Ie'-ouo
litean urker; aid in laendrl Mar liteMn .m IS othm; didn't
'tt ta. slootm
Jak. Apodaca
Illl I. Vme St.
(ltl) IOO-ml
at ,omr fi.ld .m i friepd iPd heard wilat sOlnded lik.
firecracker,; sal I ,ubj,et. ne.r ,oaool, saooting! one lare,
aota, Otto roof of soaool; I.bjecll Ihot sholS" to.ard hia ind
ai. friend; h. ind hi. fri,nd ran to , hOOl1 aId oall.d Ill;
h. sa. a ge'la, dooked do., ,ila i ,hotson io lea,.r 'arl: ,Wijeels
were V/N, ! .earing black tre,eheoat., alaek berets, alael p.,ls,
alael Ir., boot., black l-s.irts, earr,i.g ,holg,ns: ht has 'een the.
at IOhool before, but did not flnd the. in the yearbool h .as .ho.o;
" thir' subject had Iighl bmn hair, wearing a .hile r'shirl alld
os, thrn.ins bolb. ento the roof: ... 0.. nplode: I.odeea has nol
..• nhil at Sohoel b.for, (lEE 111TlEN SIIIEIENI).
IlIdl lml
'i1l1161
1!1 S. !low It.

Ill11 m-llSS
?E prniousl, had a• and llebold In elm;
saw injured IIdl outsi'e sehool: ma'l m the Ihooters
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liltleto, Polioe Officer Harlan Viugh also interviewed as ther
'ere ."cu,ted frol the Offieer laugh intervie"d:
Chris Illcher
000: 0l19il
i5l1 Y. Calhoun PI.
littleton 11m
(101) 1lI-11l0
10d his me about lOa ldl. lrol lhe sohool; thel sn I
..,jects, ! 'Iari,g trenoheolt., o,e ,e.riog I White shirt: IhlY
heard .hat th" thought 'Ir. lu,shot., '0 thel slarted running '.11;
then the! fisur'd 'hat th,! h.lrd .11 fireerlckers, so the, slarted
bae' tomi the IOhool: one of the subjeot .ioed and fired I luO al
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JC- 001-008674
REPOlr NARRATIVE:
,e lkel dr,pped te the greued, lheD sal lh. kid ia
lhe 'hile sAirt lbrel Ihal leeted Iii' grlaad" cIte the school reel:
h. IDd his Irlead' r•••tly, 11ag9.d delD a tir rie,e ••ls lcek
th•• t•• hcu,. south .f the 'cbool: Wi,cher al,c sal a slbj.ct lilh a
in Wum Park, bef 4ida'l knn if If m- oee el lh ,keel'" Irei
lh, 'chocl cr Dati .ther kids Tr.acbcoat Hifia (MOr THE SROOTE2S1
1..1,41 rh44d." loles, Roberl 'erry, Iri'l Slrge.l, JOll,h Slii,
{grad,.t,d 1a,1 ,earl: Dotalio., 'D hact of Iritl,n 'tal....t also
i..],o. lDlcrllll.. abcut a blue Tnycla r,rc.1, HOa-SII or HOO-SII,
aad • "bi.cl i'-"l', .ar-loDIlh br... hiir, lie-dy. shirl lid
jeans (SEE wIITm STUElEHT).
Tmy Hile.,
ooa: mm
111l S. r.rr•• Wy.
Uttl,!., 10121
(Ill) Ill-1m
Nth tucher: at.,l 1111, hmi 1 disH"t shcts: ,n lid. ro••ill'l
d••, hall ,.r.ali.gi fire liar...,I clf: be lc.k hi, ,lal' .,t the
!IS! .ntmce iat. lmood Plrk; III girl at laaned Park .hc had
. ',Sh.t i. lhe leg; kidl in'ol,ed p."ibl, le,in Harri',lIIIIIII'
Illan lh.bau1t?
Elil1 !1. lil1ing.lcrlh
OOB: 01lS1l
sm S. Holland st.
Littleto, IUIll
(lOll 9lHIll
stud"!j did,'l ,.e the ,bont,r,
l"i5 Ho;] C,lhy-l.rg
009: 111111
1101 W. S.]le,ieY A"., 10-101
Lilt!;!.. lUll!
(1Il1 141-1110
51,do.tj heard kids ,ay th" ,a. a kid ,itb c.r]1 or". hair, ,eari.g
a Irmhc.at, lhooting
v ; ..,if,r lie Ham
001: 121110
im 5, tatol Cl.
Littl!!cl lOll!
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JC· 001·008675
tEPOtT NARRATIYE,
lori, a,rem
ooa: 011181
\141 i, laplelooG
LittltlOll I8Ill
1m) 19Hf18
ltudent; didn'I sal tbe lhootarl
JOltpb liebaal R.gol.
008' mm
5211 I, Elt" i,.
Littleton 1Ol!1
(l01) m-I!II
student; did.'t See th lbooters
On 012111, Officer iaugh and I ,ere to inter'ie' Ad•• Ilehael
Xyler, ooa: li!112, 'ho ba4 been tteattl relealed fr.. LittletoR
KospHl1. " ",pond.d to Xrler's bOle aud inter'iewed bit iR Ih.
ptmm 'f his pamts. 1,Iet bas a lurning disabPily aM m unaoh
to co"lela a 'tillaR slahunt al that Iile, Ve did 'btai. a "dieal
r,cords rel",e sign.d hr Xrl.r a,d bls IOther (attachad to i,ter,ie,
,otu). X,lar reporlid th.t,
h. 'enl t. I'ncb in tha cafeteri. loo,t 1118 brl,
at lo"t IIlI brl., tuchm startad ,em.g at the kidl 10 get dowl
he and R,an Oathridge, Jill Siko"k, I.d anoth.r girl got ,ad,r I
table
h. heard ,bal ,."d.d Ilk. a plane fl,;.g 10, aod lV'lh,l1
1'0 SVbjlcts .ere r,nni,g a.d firiag sbots
II.ry••• ,catllr.d, and he gol hil ,itl a cbair ia the rib, durin,
the cOI••ti,n
t.ld his fr;e.d, OVIl, Roffschn.id.r, to sta, 'ilh hi., bvt
'.d the fir. alar. aad ran ,ot
Ad.. ,.at into the kitcben
h. saw one.f the ma.ell, aVII, IHI ,earl old, I', unkaown
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JC·001-008676
IEPOIT NAIRATIVE:
..,ght, lcag htildkhiic.,ardl eap, black traacbcoat,
ha.ds i. cOlt poctatl, coftriag flct 'ftb bl.d, didn't Itt 't"OOII
tbougbt bt hid lun tbi, tid bafm - ITOlInd Ius, tbil 1i4 aid bil
iriuds bad threatm<l Adal
IYla told Idll ha ,a, IOrt subjact, fitb tbe ,vsp,et; I,aa took .ff
lie 1mb laliu i& tie b,et of lilt titcb.n told the kldl to COlt
baci tbere ,ilh tbtl; 1'0 j •• ior girl, frol Adal', hiltorl cia"
...t blck tbtrt 'ilb Adal; II p,oplt hid thir. altOftt!.r; tbtl ftr.
barricided i.tbt rGOI for bOllrs; tal114 0. tb. pbo•• to Gln'er 10;
SVAT teal I,ld tbe. t, get i. tb. bilhraol and than tfaeuatad tb.1
tbrougb tbe ficult, lo.age
Kyltr's Ilartnts told Officer Vltgb lad u tbal Adil had al'o told tbtl
tbtt:
wbt. ht I.d Iht otbers rtra i. Ibt kitch.n, they
burd lbols, rola.di"'l and pto,h t.lki,g
lbal btlrd al leelt tlO different ii,ds 01 gonsbatl,
sholguns and pillols
"'y 'tre unsort if tbt gunfirt yas the pollet or Ibe
.f haard ,h,ts ,utsie lbt kitchen
thel rtrt bthind I Ittal r,lling 9att, and tht! beard 1-1 shots hit
it
around lliS 1991, \ kids i, 11ack leather treneheoats lhrietintG Adal,
hiling hil Ihtl 1m g,i,g 10 \ill hi. if bt went to elm, Ind 11
ht l,iG "rone ai"l lht Ihroat!, thal woold sh..t hi.
AdUi Inn tbtr drt call" the french C,at Mafia
the Tr,neh Coat Ilfi. kids h,ng o.t near tbt post-grad center itb-7th
hour
Ada. t,ld hi, pare.t, a.G lhe foll,.i'i 'ehool perso'nel abo,t lbt
Ihreals: Sid leating, Irad lutls, Rudy Nlrtin, Irs, Park, Peter
Horlath, levin La'd,
On DillSS, I reell'Id a phont eall fro. Oet. Chrlltian ConI,s of tbe
I.;le'ood 'olic! eeparlle.I, who reI Ired a suspicious
i.cid••t th.t o.'orred at the King 1010 S. Fadtral IlIG. Ott,
told It tbut:
1\1199, 0910'1100 hrs" u sobject in a black trt.cbeoll e.ttred
. stor, and por,haled fi,t l·lilar pop bOltles
the sobject m Ii'll yUIS old. my tall and Ihin. filb lotg ..
Ya'r hair, narl., mglllltl
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JC· 001·008677
iE/otT IliIATIVI:
t •• sobjeet ellt.ge4 in murs.tlon vilb the eaelker .bout the
Colulbln. ineld.nt
g,.ffiti w.s I.ttr lound In tbt store restruol ta,l s.id, '1 boiled
fht liga Ieiool and !04d.rd (Ifddle sehool fA Utthfunl1s ant'
J eouuol,ahd tail infmatiua to litthton Pullet arandt,
a.eklOo and Christens.o, vbo stat.d tlll I,d ,I,••d! ,eeei'ed this report
frot Ilglevood PD. 10 fu,thtr action us tai,n b! tail offletr. arl".
ll",h/1101/11\19$$.
SUPPLIIEIT IEPDiT SY DETECTIVE JOlJ SCKIDElj
11ft 10, 1m, I amd tbe call COM 1. Irol Jtfferson Co. M.
tb,t tbart hid httA Ihotl Ilred at Coluthint Bigh School. I responded to
ta. Ichool. I l.t."l•••d the 10110v;11 Ittd.ntl il thtl cale out 01 the
school.
Til lastle
DilS mUI
1m I Brandt PI
littletoo, eo 88m m-!l1-19l1
stat.d ta,t he val II ta. eaf.t.,la wh.1 Eric Bar';1 aod Dl1an
. me in lId were g'ns. H. rao to tb, rutr.ot IA tie
tmhers loung,. it 1/11 II lhe cell In, frol lh. restrool to tr
.od Is !, did this he 100M taet it was a falsi ceiliog aod h.
fell th,ooga 10 the 11,0'.
!i fell be found lil$,lf il Iroot of tb. ho. lh. one vith th.
I.ng hlack hair poillid the ,if], at !ll lead. H. taen ran IllIt the 400r.
la,tl••rot, .,t a ,late.elt which ••, giT'. t. J.ffc, D.le,ti., at th.
lCIne 10 help ,r'lIire , vanul.
Ma,y C••ph,11
.mn
1911 I ,1ilgu PI.
litll.to., Co 10111 101-171-19"
Ina ,tited that ,!, wa, in lh. eaf.teri ••hen ta. tvo h."
She gaT' lh, f,110vl,g de,eriptiol of lh. tvo 'QIP,ctll
II bl.cl c••t, I'l-S'l,d.rk Iki., 10.g br... hair, dark ey'l,
ro,gh eOIPI",o., a.d ••s •••,iog a cap. She ,aw thll sospect ruo to tb,
stai'l a.d 'hot p.opl, II th.y ver. going lIP the stairs. Be .as car,yiog
a 'hlg bl.ck g•••.
lito I!. se. a.d a,.,d tai, sbe '.0 to tha COI..O, area.
" 5'1-1'10, ha ,al ,i,i., .rd"1 to tb. oth., ',sP.ct, a. wal ailiag
,t " .ith hil long l1aci dfl., h. US ,hooting at tai.g, 10 the
eaf, ", lh. Aotle'd lhat he V" at"I.g a h.l1 that b.d oth., g,ol aoi
auullitlol'l.
I cu,todi,. 'al t.11ing tl. kids 10 gat d••••
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JC- 001-008678
IEPOII MlllATIVE:
1". l ~ mpeeis ere lelliag IS lhl sbot lbe rifles. nlY lite
lillla9 i i ~ t ho' fup this ,al and th'l ,.r, laugh la, al lbll did all of
tRil.
TIll ho mpeels stlrtsd a fire 1a lhl mlm tIld lbll rai 'ai. lhl·
fire looled differeel heealse it ,as oraate la oolor,
shl lefl 'ilh 1'0 olher sludesls. lealy Ooolel and DrlltalY loodel.
Ca.ell ,role oul a slala"al 'hioh Is atlached.
lyu Oa'l dOe.ihrage
lOB 012511
ms Vlale Phee
-ittlelop, co 10m
He slatad th.t he dids't 'bser'e iallhi.g, Vhe, th.y heard lhe
guofire they ra. to the kilehe•••d slayed thera ,atll the po110a arri,ad
"d 101 lhee oot,
Eric A.ft
DO' "Dl8#JQlO Peeos st.
De. Co 10221 103·'12-1ISI
Eric flad ea11fd the Lililah' Polles 0.,1. aftlr he hmd 'hal ,as
,ol,g oa at Cohlll>ine, AC••firca Cily .fficer ru,••d.d to his address
,ad br.ught hi. to lh, sce" a, .. h."d h' ,.,ld pro'id' 1,1,11 fo,
tios! It ti. le.ne, Autt provided the f.ll0,i,g inf.,matios;
lhal " Yl! , ".ber of the trenehe..t ulia 'ha' 'e 'IS ,till I
slodent It (ol"oia,. I' facl ie h!lp to start it ., teari,g a
lreneie'at, Dlis ea.git 0' Ind oliers foll.,ed. It ,as not a "l,ful
group II thi; Ii". He was a 'm that il hal 1m" lhi I ,ay,
lhal ,a s,spected thai th, o'es i.lh' '0 01 II,e ,robabl, Eric, who
alse goes h, lh. 'III 'prmhe,' and The, are p,matly the
1'0 .ain pe.pl. la th, ,r.up.
lhal othm h. In.. thai ,It! lnvoh'd in lile ,roup ,ere J•• Stairs,
lid 8a,l.s, Xarla Ilast nl., unk,o.. }and Juli, Dauli,l,
lhal lh'l did,'t 1ik, school, lh', al,ays lall'd aboul ...li,g t. do
!hints to the dna .f shde.ts car,
lhll lhel rer. lalo sata.lc IOr,hip.
Thai Eric has III anmn;sl co.lbo.l .
. talk'd ,ooul I.lling b.obs arou,d scho.l aad ,ooul bl.,ing ,p
lh, lch.,1.
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JC- 001-008679
REPORT MAaR'TIVE:
,,,.< th., tllkH about hOI it 10114 be ho is a mior pmi to ride
through the sehool 00 I dirt bikes with JUA' and shoot il .p.
That th., hatld CraIg Pilee, the delo. The' baled hll beea.'t
wIMnmr they got Inlo trollble he val the on! lhat oall1hl thel;
that Itlt year lher. lal a Ilgbt b,t,••nthe ston.rs aId the IIfla
atainst the joois, The aafla gro., yo.ld ohalt litaolo 'trses a, tie,
walked hI the joeks.
That COII,.tor sYltels. He haeked Into Ih. sehool!
'OIptltr ••e. to chaog. 10 ,ori at lurger rl.g.
Inat lbe, use to hang ••t lith I DustIn se.hold!.
lhal liey UI' 10 dri,. around a frIends vbi! Sroneo.
o. Glllll Deboti .. SIm Jobnson ... I r"p..d.d to lilllthn Ho"it.1
and Inlmiewed tbe bo relllni,g shootin, ,i:ti" ,ho wert slill ther••
They slated Ih. lollollno;
Ihat he Is a j.oior st Colulll .. Senaal tnls ,tIf.
Ihat he .as i. the library .Ith tlO Irl.ods, wlcay .akia and Pat
Italand. lhe! ,ert slttiog at a corner tabla by tha ,indol.
lhat ha heard a loud 'haner' nolsa. like the lotrnds wera frill
the '111. Ha h.ard ',ops' 'hich h. latar figured out 11$ the b...s gol.O
olf. The, the. under tha tabla.
That th.re .ara tlO sUSp.,tl. ORe .as tall Ind las on. short. They
had on long tr,neh eoats, THey I.ra both .aarlng blaek c.ps, backlards.
That tha, ••r! 1.lling things 11k•• 'This is for the loor years of
IS you hale gl,an us' and 'III jocls die.'and "hite hats ,llld1.' Da.
said he was Imhg a .hlli hat 10 h. took it off and put it b'heta his
legs.
That the tl' .f th•• I.te la.ghing tha Ihola ti•••
lhat tb.y pointed Ihl iUn .t a hlack stodlnt and said, 'Stand IP
niggar boy and then shot hi ••
That they then shot the thr•••f th•••
. Pst vas hit trlc. in the hnd.
lhat ha kapt hitting Pat to try and ia.p hi. awaka.
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JC· 001-008680
,."< lhe 110 ",petts Ii•• ... bOib .1 th... K;(a, ('l9ht it ••d
threw il I. lhe cor.er. Th., Ih•• a(!ed d.ld.
Tha! lh, cops .ere oulside b, tbis ti.e·ald lbe, ,hot a! lbe
offi om. -. - .
Tbat they lbe. beard Ibots il lb. ba11.a, 50 Ibey MI, OIt lbt hack
00.,.
Tbat !be, Md behi.d a poll(. m.
That be aAd Miear lad. it Olll togelber.
Tbal lb, lal1.r Ole II lbe Oil thol sbot hil.
Tbat Micay rocog.hed o.e of lbe•••4 ,aid, 'Thal'1 nlh••'
Thai bolb 01 lhe. had gu.s Tbe otber 0•• had a. autotalic. The, hotb
had backpack! tb.t h.d hoob' in lhe•• The ho.bl bad lUll, COli., OQI 01
duct lape.
That JI•• , 001]; fIR ..I,m lb.. flltn lb. 110 mped,.m il the
ha Ilwal.
VI thl ,p.t. oith :
Je.nil.r ne,l. 006 011982
the ,t,l.d lb. 1011e.i.g;
nat ,h. is , Juni.r at Coloobi .. Seheol.
nat ,h. fa, I. tb. Ilbrar, .b•• tii, bappened a.d e.ded u. uodar tke
table fith tbm I'YS; Cor, {uat last 11m), '"l IH', lilt1••iti b1.ad.
hair, and Au,till Uhenk••
That Cory had bee. sbot, Sbe .a, alraid he tiS dead bl(aull 'ie .a,
la,ing on to, of hil and 'be not!(ed "Iood leakill9 out.'
lbal ; kid in lb. libra', who hid bo.n ,hoI in tb.
told ,s to 9.1 und•• lbe la'I••
lbat she saw bullets boming off th. ul1.
That 'he heard ,uAsbotl and bo.b, aAd the! klpt 91tliAt louder.
t 'he sa. of thl bOlb' thr01n out the ••
ThaI lh" told tbea to COle out 1m uAder the table.
ThlY Ihen I.fl Ibe libra" and (all bact.
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JC·001·008681
IEI':I" UlllmEl
Thai .ben ther Cat. back tbe, pulled the Qut frol the tlble.
III the bllci boots and thought ot Ill'tbe police. on. of tbe
mpeds Ihen pointed his 91n at IH!nlld sborfOUl tiles. lhnos slrud'
i, the right lland.
That sbe ,as litliog 'ilh ber inttl lucked up and htr head ,as In her
arts.
Thlt Ibe Iboutbl Ihat Ihe one 'Ro Ihol ber 'IS Eric .artis. Sbe
disn'l inn his nale to Ihis inoident but III bi! 01 1.1.
said 1M fU ..tobint Chann.l " and it "I th pictor. on Ihe ritft!
lid, of the lcr,en. Be '11 .e.ring bl.ok bootl and blloi and he ,"l
a dirt, blond••
Tbal lh, holrd on. 01 th.1 la, to the olber oat, 'Do ,ou iao••hal
,11' I',. been .. nliwg to do? Slab I4It0n,,'
Tbat Cory oal. 'I Ir•• the bacl of the librar, 'nd got uod,r the
taile,
Tbat lb. h.d be.n litting at the front t.bl., Sbe bad. blaci baeipael
.it' . calculitor in It•
.t Austin llid (aft.r Ih. sbootint), 'Vt gol 10 g.I out of bm.'
T•• to fiile.o of tb," tben rln to Ih' baci goor and out of tht lebon1,
TOt, tb•• dock.d b.hin' a polic.
That shots oonlimd lh•••lit. tilt. lh. uid tblY hurd boahs loin!
off, Tb. eops said thty frol Ibt litchi' arl'.
That botI .etl 'long gu.s'.
That II. sa. ooly two ,tople doi'i lb. shooting and tbrowing the
bOlbl.
Lltlr on alllSI I ,al asild to iSlisl tb. fOtt'l!e I.al 15 ialide Ibe
lehool. I eonlimd to rorb .m Ibis t.1I througb 012199,
for tm 1\ .as lur.ed om 10 lirbor' .ith ?u.blo Dhhion of C3I,
31 DETECTIVE STEVE JOHNSON:
On April 10, 1918, J fU at tba Littleton Polic. Deoarllnt aM at atound
11,1
'
.. h.ard litllelon Polict Dilpalch.r Xllbi CHRIIT iir a ,.pOtt Ihat
th ad bt.n a sbooting at Colvlbi•• Hill Sebool l.d tbat lb.r. ,.rt
's, Is do",' I Ibl. slart.d to mpoo, to the area V. 3..los Ait,
a,d S, pi.tc, 51, ,h.re I h.ard a co....dpOll Wle b.i.g allablisbtd.
Vh•• I arri"d tl.r., Jeff.tlOn C,u,ty lltrifl's p.rson••l ,.qaesled tbit
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JC· 001·008682
IEPOI' HAIIATIYE:
ilt, be "ntuct.d ,f ,tud••t, fo,nd 11 tbe I ;,t."i.vtd
tb. thr.e studelts off.r.d follo'i,g sllt••••t,:
lile Nicbolas mmn
Dill tNHI
1m s, E.l" ct., littlet.. co 1m) lIS·om
Illt be 'as ',l,id. sitt;,g by tie d'or tbat I.d to tb. lu,.iroOi ,ith
JI••S,TEVART, Harl 11a,t 'oa. aId ViiI aECI aod he he'rd ',11
thes. po",' aRAMLITT offared tiat tbere ,ere a lot of pops that be
Is,..d 'ere "n sbol" H. f,rtber s.id 'lilb. 10.' TOtt b. tbe. sa! a
lid cOle l1li I'd start Strmhat 'a.t II off of Ie' nieb BWlHT ,.id
,. did not k.., ,bat tb. kid WiS referring to but thougbt it lust of b••,
tbe "oshut ,o,.d,. alAILETT said b. did not k.o. ,bat bi,p.n.d to ti.t
slud.nt b,t we.t into tb. s.iaol efter tbet end Slid tb.t the sHt,
'ontin'ed. alAMlETT also off.r.d tbat h. tbe, SlY I 'g" ,.ari01 a blacl
tr...b""I 'a.. uul of th. ,booting.' ORA.LETT off.r.d tbat tbe
kid nad long blaet hair. iRA.IETT of!.r.d h. 'do.s not kn" ti.
ltnd.nt bnt h. has 1"8 blond hair a'd ',••ryon. calls hi. o,la.,'
UAILEH said that h. sav anal. stud,nt hy,na on tit gm.d tb. tbis
subj.tt had shot. iRAll£TT said that h. th•••••t in a ,torag! rool and
hid .m11 .ther students ••til SVAT got tbe. out.
It'" iate"'md:
HI, le,e! REIllY
000: IHHl
1m V. o"id Ir., littlat .., co (IOl) m·ml
mll1 n!fmd tbat ,ha was in ne liology roo••m II to 11 'tbber kids
'nd 10 ,th.r kids tn•• In. IEILlY ,aid that lh. haard ',.ise' tbet sb.
d"trib.d IS 'g,ns, b.obs ,nd shots.' Tb.t sbe In... teaeher bid ba..
a'd sh. sao too tlds h.lp hil. Tbat sbn .ait.d for SVAT end Ibn'
ran frol the seho.l.
r thn i Ithrvi
Tyl,y .;mOiHH
aoo; 11-11-11
n98S v, Pr.nti" i"., llttl.t••t CD (lOll notoo,
CHEIOYETH .ffar,d that ha .as ia bis II. logy ,la" .nd .a, titioa • test
.hu h. heard IURshots end th.. the door .as sh.t. Ibat h. ina' there '"
• leecher by the nue ef Mr. 'aund.ts ,ho lOS ,h.t aod injured i. tb.
n.,! rOOI. CHEMBYEIH .ff.r,d lb.l b. h.ard 'l.t's of g,.,botl' '44
h.lp,d p,sh des,'s iglinst th, d.or nntil tbey '.re resc'ed.
I thu misted .ith linor t"ts llll,gfl tbe other i.TUlialtorl. I
I.m,d that nmrOtls 'bolbs' .m still in the sebo.l l44 It lOu14 be
SOl e bef." imstiaalors ,are ell.,d i. lb. lehool.
Ipril 11, Ii!!. I raturned to tht school to milt in tbe
in,estlgati••• is pa,t .f tbis, I r.nt ,itb littl.ton ,.li.e G.tecli"
Joan ,mOlt to littltt" aospital and int.rviewed Danny mmm and
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JC·001-008683
I£POIT IAIIAll'E:
Jm, .•f iOfU. limned tilt both of thm vlctllS IItrt ift tilt 1I1lml
and had sustained gunshot tounds. Iht content of those ioter.ltlS Is
eo.talMd vithin smOEl's supplmnt. I JU .It to mure a
serlOis bodily injury for. for STEPlETOW tbat VIS by Dr. JOUf lb•
•ffured tlat STEPlETOll kadtrea!tt ill for I to [gunshot umd! to tht
ltfl Ie.ur.
I HS then migftUd to tht interior of the school to mist in crl..
scent docUltntation. I las Issignned to tea. Ii and assisted tbat te..
alSt! oa lilTil U, 1m.
I haVt beea ••,Iga.d 'UI.r.us .ti.r i.t.l reports that uil1 be
iA.estigat.d, doeu..,ted and forvardad to tha Jaff.rso, (OUftt! sheriff',
Daparuut.
StmJOHNSOll 110 I ill III
SDPPl,NENT IDETECTIVE R. HOIFIAN:
Oa 1·10·9S at appruxllat.l, 11:11 A.N., Litti.toft Poi Ie. Dispatch
aired tlit tbm had b... ,hot, lir" at Cololbi .. Hish Scho.l all4 that
Jeffersoa C.unty Sheriff VIS asslslalc" I '.sp.lded tl tbe
art' 'lhe scbool vim 1 Ht .ith Jeffmol C.ulty lutborities.
lh. ou.,l.d alailabl; i.,esllgil¢,s 10 illaf";V lId tiicbers
is Ir, 'ro.,hl fr•• tb.
I ialer.ie.ed tba foll¢liag peopla as tbey ;xltad the
Tyle, Re, Jacital I/II/II"'"a VIS .llill! to parkini lot vith
f,iends. That h. saw a p.,s., laoln l¢ hll as carr,IIg a sawed ,ff
,hotgua. lh;t it 100;;d as if M had Ih.l a 1\11; studeII UI' lb. hci
,.li, area. That he alsa onn".d Dll'I liiht a pi" bOI',· th,ow It and
'Itch,d it e,plod.. Jacilan als. liv IIoth.r Ill, .'ari.g • dart lr,ach
coat, iat,ovl .ho. He ne.rd s'la,.1 gunshols, .ad ., he loot'd ,round
sa. a a sbot in the log.
. J.shia Eugm Hielsun 1/2Im'-He did 001 ohsm. anyoat thit liS
,h••ti.g; Did s•• that the freat doo, had be.a shol .ul.
_ ,,--'" -- -.- ..
l•••da Hieol' Stair 1/11/11·-lh. I.S la lbe libr.ry ,t the tile.
,i,1 el,l. in I'd ,tated that a guy had • gun. She got u.darualh a dust
10 hid,. TIO sales (unk..,n aales) .u,lag Iruchc,ats Calt In, 'ne
call'a the othe, 'lid'. Th' Illes yall.d t, lh. ,tuda,ts that ttra
hldlag 'G,l up oow or ft .ill hloa lour huds off.' Alandl stay" Dader
th. tabl •• The h. Itl" sl.rtlng lidag m",1 'hols lnsidt to.
lIbruy. lhn htard 50' i peepI< hll! bann s"1.
Joel Ralhan Hatfield 5/21/81"ge vas i' the cahhril ah,n tht
sh. ! sl'rtnd. Then rln into tht kitehna t. gat allY. au S,I on,
ltl shot in thn 1,g .utside the caf,t.,ia ne., lha 'hl]I', ,hich i,
near the South pa,ti,g lot. Th, ,hQOter 'is described is tall, vmillil a
trench coat, red hai" "ari.g, ....ball styh eap.
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JC- 001-008684
REPORr lAiRATIV£:
••. +b llhl,y Slat,r .as Ittting in the tafatarla at
approll.atlly 11,11 i.'. rhan sh. helrd g.nshots. She hid und.r a tabla
for a f., .inutls th.n rin to thl iiteaen to hide .ith .ther,. D'I.ribe
,hoot.r al .elrl., a trench coat, should.r 1e.,lhblondt ,.'y hair, blaet
b.,.ball typ. eiP ,or. baet,ardl.
Jmihr Jmila lindall IBlUm"She us .,t in th. stodent pariing
lot at appmilatelyll:iO a.l. vllta sh. hmd smral gu.shots. She 'av
tvo Ill. s,bj,etl • stairwell. She des.rib.d .,bjeetl •• lbe fir.t
one b.ing tall/slinny, tUring a rilil. ,hirt, broVil hair, pmibl, ti!d
ba.t. He ',s ,arring ,h,t she "lle,.d to be ,. aatOliti. rifle, the
hi.d lhe h,s s.e••• tele,is;... lb. I.tood .ubjl.t had o. a lo.g bla.t
tren.h ...t, bl,., h,i, li.d b,tt, h,." Sit. Did .ot III hi. eirrfi'9
i'y g,ns. Sbe 1111 tbe area illt,ialel!.
- Smool Lei MeW III*/Il--Sn. '1$ ie m Icience dUI. Shl
Ita!ed ie th. roo. tho eelire liae. Sbe heard m.r,1 gmhots 4ii
not "e
li.a I.e Becer" 1/l/8l--She .is in the choir 5eleral
sbols but ,•••r sa, s,ylhieg.
Craig Dennis 'l,ee 1/1'111··He is • PE teicber. He VIS iust cori01
bar' "0' I.,eh las o. the lo,lh,id, ,I Ibe He sa, se,er,l
Ii. ,nnlng fro. the Ich'ol. H. hmd mml ruid gmholl b.t did
no 'IS snooli.g. H. It,led he does 1'0' of tb. t,e,ehco.t
ging. Ihl! drm in bhek and re., c.,b,t boots. lbe! are d"eribed is
bti.g anti·establish..n:'
C.role Jli' f.ld 1011/l8--Sbo is a libr.ry ta.hnicii'. Aild b, the
'i" of leis lu. VIS ,ilb her. lh., heard • 001,,' so tbll
rent to .heck ,. it. Ib.y iii h. 1,I.s ,m rifles, lo.,! ud black
,ifle,. On••f tb, ••10. h.d • tub,l.r piPl, j ••• ing Ituff do,••
loth tben hid in i loued mof ro...
All ,f the aim doe.... ts .nd Italm.ll ,ill b. farrard•• to
J,ff,r••n C",ll
I did .1so assilt ,ith th.ir i,I.ll gro., at th, ••h,ol on Wedo,.d.!
ind lhi'!dl1, Ap,il ll,t ind lind, 1m.
Hoffaan ISil, Ill09t.
JC- 001-008685
BLACK, C
Je- 001-008686
** FOR OlUGINAI. SEE:
AGEllCY REPORTS:
LI'l'TIZl:OB POLICE DEi'ARTMEllT:
MCA. D. A.
iE'ORT II I'T. t.l. ILAcr
Oa OIIOU/lltO t m .d,ised tlrouih r.dlo at II hOlt of • ,ossible
hostatt laci ••at It coillbi'e HS. Sgt aod COIII.d.r Ira.dl ler. i.
roule to the seellt. t IliS .d,hed thlt IC,O r..uested oar nAt teu. h
II positioa ot IWAI Coordi.itor, I respo.ded tr.. I' h....
Oa I, arri,al I coalacted COllaader Iraadt aad 19t Pirl.r. It Iii I'
eltrel.l, ehlolie litUltio,. I IiI uftb"le to ilildiatel' 10.ite a.
iocidant eOlu,der a,d hegio misli.g io the milal lod deplo,Hat ot
the lirious llAI u.its; llilletoo Ii, J.flCOSO, IrIPCO,O, Latelood PO,
'ea'er 00, iad flI .1 th.a eoalieled It 111.her, JtSO and id'lsed hil of
IT Ielioa. H. IIhd I' to mist iA tit <ltplo'llIt ald direetio! of th
tlctleal uails. I eoatacl.d ,gt Parl.r Ibo ..d s.t-,p a !Wil slaging ar.a
'iSt of the school o. Pbm It. and ad,i"d hil that Lt. lilchor
requos!!d I' mist la lh. tactical d.plo,ltat of the miolS res.oadiAg
leils a.d he needed to coordinate .itb a tattical super,i,er frol tach

I lbe. directed laca aad to set a Tactical O,erations Canter
for colhction and dimlinatioa of i.forutiOll, I than misted It
IiIther In tbe com.d ,ost.
Al th. co••I,aio. of thi i.itial tittical cleara.ce, 1 res,ood,d to the
sch.ol ,t tb. directio' of th. Je,o to 'd'iae tho lWAT teala that
paraledics ••uld respond to cb.cl tho conditioa of the doceas.. 'ad that
additioaal hals me requestN to cJear the liain, direclin9
thair att,.tio, to the ,ulerous explosi,e d"ice' a.d locatio. of bodie"
The, m. to rlliin io .ositioa u.til reHalld. lh. lin .as
approliut.i, 1101, I ,etered the scillJol to better debrief tbe mpoadlng
il to tbe lituatio••
Al approxllitel, 1ll0, at the r.quest of Lt W,lcher, I bdef.d the
COllerc. Cit, ,0, lo.lder PO I 10, Tborato. ,0 a.d ••, PD, 'ho
th•• reli.,ed the ueits o. lee••• I the, tontacted Lt and cl.ared
th, 'te., at IJprolilatel, fIBO.
JC- 001-008687
BOHLEN, GREG
JC- 001-008688
** FOIl. OlUGINAL SEE:
AGElICY REPOll.TS:
LITTLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
ll.It.CA, D. A•
II CPL. GRIIloHl,!:
On 111811 I '.s ,orklnl patrol dotl 'hen LPO r,olivo4 the raqotst Itr
a.,I,t•••• IrOI J,ff.o. I r.'Pt.d,d to the ar•• ,Ith Ofo. la•• a.d Sgt.
Parker. I mhd •••Otn. o. I. Pl.t•• It I L.notd, at tOo.t IIll
hoars. ( in.dlatall b.gan to prepm ,mIT IVIT eqoip..,t, 'hao ( m
.onta.lad by a ,olb.r of offl••r. frol Jaffoo a,d Oa.,.r PD. I rtqatst
WlS .Id. of II mlsta... and if It II" anT hallisU. shi.lds, as lPf had
SOli of lb. Ilrst SlAT offl.lrs Oft ••,tt. I off,r.d both GOt Ihialds. At
that tl.. Olliolr laal arril,d, and h, ilso balog on SVAT, la Itt!
t.qoalt,d to iSlist a groap of othar SVAT olfl.,rs. V, took the lhi,ldl,
and Sgt. Part.r os 'Isistlng th. other SVAT olll••r••
Va Itt ap ,Ith ofll••rs Irol lPO and J.ff.o on pl.r•• st, j.st
..rtb.ast of the lohool, ,h.r. tb., had alr'adr or.plr.d in LFD Ilr.tr••1
to pro,ld, IS oOYar to 10" tov.rd the Ichool. I WiS ",iled tb.t there
,.r. injured IlYd.all do,. Oft tb, oul.id. of In. 5<hool, aD4 ,. ,ttl to
10" to th.l ir•••,d .It...t to ra,••' tha ,t••••ts fr.. tbe .r'a. W.
1O,'d to th. aorth••st .,treac. 01 th••chool. Frol lb.r. II could I••
,h.t to b. a ItYd.at in 0•• 01 tbe ,Iado,s. Ofli.,r lial end.d
UP lO,ing t. tba doo"e, ,a bad reacbed, and lllisting those oilleet••
!hil us at about IlII ho....
" group tb•• lo"d .lo.g the aorth sid. of th. scbool, at tbich the
ltudut II sa, Insid. ,as .ble to gat to. door aBd r•• to our i>'JlitiO"
(H. liS later mt ,i. othar Offi ...s to 0•• 01 tb, CP'sl. It 'orked OlIr
"I to the ,.ry far south,.st ••r.,r 01 the scho.l. Th. flretr.ck 't,
b.ck.d i,to a .o.itl.n b, tb. doors o. tb.t lid. of tha sch.ol. It th.t
loc.tlo. I ob,.rv.d thr.a ,t.d••t, do.. o. the gro"d. !h.r, ler. OPD .,d
Jeff" slIjlmilo,. at thi, l...ti.. ,m us. Th., deold.d thai oflic'"
mld 101' forward to milt thm stud..ts. This WlS about 2m hours.
At tb.t ti.. ofliotts lOild tmrd the !Chool, and th., moumd th.t
they IOUld b. ,,,,W.g .o"'/Iu"""i" flr. d"l,g lb. ",.ue. I
st'fed i' I CO"t positio. b,hlad th. llr.tr.,k ••d••"red .pe, .,d
.. "cur.d doorw.ys. I pro,id.d no loppru';iI firs. a•• shd••t ,,,
rSlond. H. bad • guashot lOu.d and WlS still ali". AJ,ffee "trel car
liS med to us and I misted i' loadl.g hil hto lb. ,.Mde a'd it , ••
r,."ed frol the sceo,. I seco.d slud,ot io this sal' ,ositio. ,al
"'.... i. the $I" fuhi••. Sh. iii IlilA. Tbm n, • ul< .hdut .t tb.
bott.1 of Ihe "iirs It this lo.atio•• Ig.in ,Iflcers I.'ed to his
pOlitio., lou.d hil .150 Dal, .,. 1,lt hil .t that 1.catlo•. I then
ltaled .t th.t 10••ti••, .o,.ri,g the s.ho.l.
JC- 001_008689
** FOR ORIGINAL SEE:
AGl!llCY lll!l'ORTS:
LITTLETON POLICE DEPAIl.nrEN'l::
MeA, D. A.
I Jellco SWAT unit ar,i.ed, and tie, lO,ed Ui to lie loiool, at ehioi
ti.e i larta nu.ber of students .,r••'acuated tirou,h our 100ation. I
large groop 01 Itod..ts It" also allle to mape on ti,ir Ollft, ronting
s..th tirouth tie parling lot to a I.." line and tha ruooia, lest.
Offioer lore slnt to that locatioe to iot,ro;ot aod aSlist.
mer in ookeolO "riod 01 ti.e, ,e hit on posi!iOQl, at liIion li.e
r .o,ed back to 'f,rol St, aad .at lith Sgt. 'arlar. I u.s tban d,plolad
to tba Inside a! tb. IChool fro. the last side, to ,et uo litb Col.
l.toll!1 .nd the rest 01 lPD SYIT. I tien fOrked .ith our tea. to
cant;,•• i' tbe ,lea,a,,; 01 the are. of the sc'oo1. We .,r, ail, to
'lear a large ma 01 the ICbool. 'Iorkillg .iti 010, le"'ood, aod !etloo,
.. looated aad ;,.o.at,d a large .,.ber st,dentl and adllts, all fro. tie
Soienc;, Hath, and finance araa. We lirk,d all rOOtS that It olamd and
Sio,,,d• .Ill students .." surch,d aad lead ..t 01 the olildio, aod
turo.d o••r to other Offio;rs. OOC! t••s. areas lOre sl(,r,d, o,r teat
liS ordered to respond 10 tbe IIln ~ , l r i n , e . It stiled it tiat are. n,til
" were instrocted to ,lear th, loene.
IIolil ng /urtner.
JC· 001·008690
BRAUCR
JC- 00\-00869\
•• FOil. OIlIGlNAL SEE,
AGl!J!lCY REl'OR.TS,
LIttLETON POLICE llEPA.Il'I'MEllT'
llACA, l) • A..
SUPPLEMENT 81 ,ETECTIYE BlAUCH:
On 002019 at a"milO!!ll 112S I m in It olli'e and hmd
dis,at,h ad'ile Sgt. of tho shoGting !a,idant al Colijlblne High
s,aGol. At iP"olilat.ll 1110 dil'itob slat,d tb.t
C.untl 'il r",.sting .ssiltalol iill,i.s. ito'.,"
ad,ind .. to bl afin.ble in Ih. datetth. Il1\ tb. strut. At
ip,rosi••I']1 IllS dis,'I'b .d,i"d Ibal Countl 'as
rl,.osliftg lPO SYAT iod I to aod ,halged inlo "'
sm uRiftlr•• At appro,i'.t,l, IlOS hours, I arrhod at s. st.,
ild Y. le...od vb.r. I ,oltinttd I. deploy II SWAT lqulp..nt. At that
ti." Igt. Ila,' ""d tbat I ralOit bl tb, CP .Id ••it for the .Ih.r
I,•••••b.rl 10 arri". It approsi ••ttl, 1110 I '" id'il.d to
."t 'ith Sgt. '.rhr on tit ust sid. of Cohabina High S,hooI. I
lalt.d ,m to Sit. 'ark,r'l Ieeation .ith Of,. Vren ind liited untll
r... of our t,•• arri.ed.
CuI. t.t,liff, Of,. E,.a. and Ofe. Satkarlan4 arrilad and Ofe. Neal
Itt UI O. tht .ast ,ide ,f tho kioh I,hool. H, ed'iled us of the a••1
that h, aod the OPO ,ffi'trs had s'arehed. Cpl. ilteliff inltruot,d the
t••• t. SO to that area and ,••ot"td tht door so.th,ast 01 the I.in
•• ••". v, Itt lith OPO sVAT .od "otiolt4 st••,hi.g lbt hull/ing.
There "r, l,ek,d thaI fore'd op'.' APPr.,i.altl, IsO
stud.ets 1n4 t.aeh.rs .,r. f.und 1. 1,••r.1 of the that 'ire
s••,ehed. 'lself and ,th,r lPO offl,t.s s••r,hed lh. st.dents and
t,aeh.r, .nd .".,t.d th.. out th"ooh Ih' so.lh.,'t door that ,. ,ad
ente.ed through. Va relaased thtl to oth.r offic.rs ,h••se.rt.d th," to
tit tp.
V. ,.nti•••d.,r la.r,h atd Ofe. N,.I .arl.d the doors th.t ..ra
samh.d io the huilding. It approli ••t']l !lOa h.m, .. ,ert t.ld that
the e.tir, bui]dlng had be.n se,r,hed ,lth the hel, of the ,thor SVAT
t,••, and ••r. Inltr,oted to Itet .t the "in ••tr••" .f the building to
.ait for f,rthor lnstr"li... It app••li"t.ll 1110 hours, " 'ire
reli••ad bl other SVAT te.... There is oothing fro. tbis ,flleer,
Ing,la Imoh IlOI mm
JC. 001-008692
DUGAN, S
JC- 001-008693
** FOR OllIGlNAL SEE:
AGlllICY lilU'ORTS:
LITTLETON POLlCE DEl'AB.TMElIT:
llACA. D. A.
BI ,Pl. SEAN P, DUliN:
I retli," a pa,e al 1151 hrs. to respo14 to the area of Y. Leatood
a.d I. Pierce It. to assisl J.e.l.a. on a 'rilieal incldenl. 1,1. Tartl
a•• I responded to the see,e Code 1 a,d let "' ,Ith Itt. C.I. alack at
approall.tel, 1115 hrs. Sgt. Black dlreclea IS to ..el .p ,itb Sgl. Dou,
Parier i, fro.t of the Oft I. Pler,e St., I. fro.t of the tai•
•nlranee. Once lhere, Cpl. lalell!f direcled ", one of L19 SVAT's 110
soipera, to asalal tb, te"s' approach to tb, school lith rifle co,.r. I
obsar,ed an ••Ide.lliled SW'T ofll'er eo,ering the lain .ntran,e to the
school frol a ,orner lo,at.d iost so.th of the entran,e. I tool .p ae
initial posilloe 'I ail o'eloci and ."roall,teh 10 ,ardl frol the nin
enlran,e there I ,0.ld ,o'er the lIioritT of lh, easl sid. of lhe
school, To heller coma ,1IIb.r of gro.nd 1...1 .indon lO"'lhd on the
norlhern ••st lide ,f the Slhool, I lo,ed to a pOlltion of 1o'clock and
appro,il'!", II lards frol the .ain eatran'e, end pOliti.aed 111,lf
heneeth e parled ,ehi,le. Frol this •• aad the olher
unidenlifiea IVA! .f!l{er, ••re abl. t. pro.ide ,o.er f.r LPD SilT
offlo'rs ,0ndu,liWi of sludeats frol an .aster••,it laeated
due south of the uio ,ntran,.. I hel4 this .osition until such the I
'il illtru,t.d to el.ar lhe in'iaeat. Molh;ng further to r.,ort.
s,P.DuainIOlllIS.
EYMAN,!'!
JC- 001-008695
*. FOR ORIGINAL SEE:
AGENCY REPORTS:
LITTLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
MCA. D. A.
REPORT NARRATIVE:
SUPPLSlENTAL REPORT aT afflcrl I.'. rTIAI
On 0'1119 At Apro,;oatal, 115' lour" I reel!vtd a Swat ,a91 that
advised L'D Sw.t to "Slollll tilt ltOa of L';lIOO1l 1lI4 'iarca, to mist
Jaffarsoa Counlr 5.0. o. a ,rltical 1..ldaot.
I mhad on mOl At Coluei.a "Iih !chnol At a,pmiut,IT 1155
howrl. Oa 'T Arrival I .at .Ith ,allbars of ,'0 Stat, I.d 'erl ad,lsad
that we .ara .aadad i. the loutheast of thi school to ".t with
Denier Sv.t offl,arl. [ wal advisad thit li,aral studl.ts had baan Ihot
Ind that. lOr. fout sus,.,ts I, tha I,nool arled wth Shotguns,
h.ndguos and possibly a rlfl••
Upoo .otry in to the southeast ling of the s'hool, ,a a.tated o. the
1,val just south of the the .ain ••tranci. At that til, wa .e,t
,Ith offl,ers fro. GPO svat al4 Issilted the. i. 'Iaaring the eaia
office area I.d selarll adja,••t rOOIS. lft.r assisti.g OPO it ,as
deta••lnod that LPO Swat broak of! a.4 clea. tha laatnlast wl.g aad
Ih. Selaac. rOGls. nuting tha Ilareh LPO Swat offieats .nt....d lad
'Imed n'll.roul roo.. la the schoc. Ilall ana "utheut ,iag. nud.g the
smch we I.catla poulbl, up to 119 hastilgtl, wIlleh me all soarched
••d.scort.d 011 of tba School.
LPO Slit offIcers did mist a joint te...f OPO Swat a.4 loll..."
Co.,I, SWlt Offica.s in th••esc•• of II st.de.ts and facallt, fro. t'e
at.a k.o'a 10 us as SCience l.
e.Iry 'as .ada into rOOal valhar !o,k.d or u.lnc.ed. 'oct.d rOOiI
tere ••t,re4 b, breaking the gllss wind.I' a.j raiching tiroogb tba
,l.dol I.d ",eal.g the door. rach roOi tbat WiS claared bT ,P9 .ffi,e,s
las .arted ad.islng the li.o that the roOi liS cloared Ind lh. L.tters L.
P. n••ritt •• oa the daor. ,PO offlcars vara call,d out .f lhi sce.e .t
Allprodele!y 1m hours, ud ad'isad to dur.
M. furth.r iafor..llon.
Ofc. J.P.!!.A. a,119!
JC- 001-008696
KELLEY, M
JC.001-00
8697
** FOil ORIGINAL SEE:
AGENCY Il!POIlTS:
LITTLETON POLICE DEPAIlTlmlT:
llACA. D. A.
3' IICHAlt P. lltllY, 1'01:
I a page 10 respond al appr••,..tely 11!5 hours oe 11-l0-19 to
mpond to lbe am .1 lenood Or. nd 5. Pime 51. 10 assist our
suT I... i. "Imote Ihe Colu.i.. High Sch..l ,h..ling incidenl. Illn
a,ri,al, I "tg.tlations le.bers I'el, and lood, likl ,ho
had stl up a po,ting cetler on tbe side 01 a police 'thicle. I
co.lact.d !it 81.ch also ,ho ad,i,.d tiat ....,d'd t. Itt UP a COlllnd
post I. Issilt Jtflerson C..nty .Ificills Iilh Ihe glthering and
dim....Il.n ef i.hrulio•• Ie duPlkald all the inhrntiOll .Ificer,
l.cI and v••d hif accu.. leled •• ,uspect" le.p.ns, .nd host.gts .od IITt
II to the
Jeffers.e Couety Deputies ilsldo thoir .....ed posl. I ,.s 1.ld b,
Jofl.r,.o C,uIl, lod.r,ht,;ff, Duealiy,Johe, lhat ,t netdld t. ,et " for
oe,oti.ti.es ie Ih. e,eel .f c.et.cl .ith Ihe Iis\llcl,. Ve .o,ed ell .f
our posliog uterials aed equipl.et to Ih, Arapahoe Counly Sheriffs Iii
aed sel up otraliols Iher.. W. cOltillltd "thri., i,lorllti'l i)ll
,uspacts, teap••s, hoslages their l.catioos. lists, ph.l,
e,le,lioo, ior sl'd.nl, ieside tae sea..1 ;uildl., .nd liPS elc. of taa
school. V. pmed on this ieforlltlol t. 5gt 81;tl ,nd Je/hrsot emty
per'••••l io their c••lled oost .e,1 to .urs. Offic.rs iacl, Vo04, aId
I"ell tailed 10 studenls hidi.g at diff.r.11 locali.ns Insida
the .iga sc;ool and Iried 10 assure lb•••f ovr actioos 10 fi.d Ibel .nd
gef th.1 out s.feh. I talked to .. Core..I I i, the Vocal
I ... al .., .ith OYer SD oth.. ,hduts thr.e lim d"ing a bo h.ur
p.,i.d u.til th'y .... relcued oy tae lVlT Teals. Aft.r group
r.l.ase, I ,sc.rled thai to Ihe .'S.S Iroa Ihe COllild p.st lor
10 L.elOod EI ••••tar' 5cn.ol. Alt.r our lVAT tea••as reli.,od, I
assisted galh.ring all ,I 'ur iel.r.ati.. up aed inslruclad vlfitir BiCa
te place
it into en .. ideoce looler at tbe LitlleloA '.lic. Siparluol ,I Ih.
reoml .f lb. Jflfeme C.uety Shriffs Stjlarlml. Our Negotiations leu
lIS ilsisled in ... acli'itiu al I,. c.....d by lalnood Sgt Colt,
Jem aId EbeliAg, eric. .... alse misled., m .,eltl fuselier,
O.a,ne and Holslla., Mirl. 10 additioeal ilforoali •• it this ti••,
nun, 198., 0'-l1-99.
JC- 001-008698
NEAL. C.
JC·001-00
8699
** FOB. OIUGlllAL SEE:
AGENCY REPORTS:
LITTLETON POMC! llEPAllTM!NT:
aACA. D. A.
SUPPLEMEMT II Ofe. MEAL:
On 1.2099 at l1l0 h" I ta5 ao,king an off dvtl joe at Union lank.
It ap"a, lll& "5 I ••a.d th,ovg' Sgt. Pa,tl' that an All ,VIT cI]1 out
fa5 bling a&i' aId tbat 111 S'AT offl"'5 n.ld.d to repo,t It S. 'ierel
and 10fln lYe.
I itltdiatlly ,.spondld to l'O Ind ,.t,illed If pat,ol olr aId
di,••t], pra...dld to tho "10' aitb " SIlT tquipa••t.
I itrivet 00 Sc... at tOpro, l1S2 h,.. I f', advi'ld to ttt
i,aedi.to]1 5.itld vJ I' the,. tt'l rlported fljtred stvdents outside of
the sohoo] that atedtd te••o i ~ .
"YI.lf .nd Col. lobleo fO'Jed a tlaaeOo.i5ting of SWIT officer' fra.
Den'e' P.O. aad Jeffetson tount, S.O. At a",o, llSI at ao,.d into the
at.a arouod to. so.th ,a.tern .ntralo, of tit .,hool o,iog i fi'l troet
for ,,,., ,
It thi, point the tu.s ,pll! cp ind I m samitad Iro. CpL
80hlln. MI,alf and Offie"s fro. D.n"r ind J.ffatSOA Countr .nterld the
$Ohool b.ildi.g. WI ,.t...d lh. building ,t Ihe louth ,a.t ,nt,••<. iVlt
sooth of the Hin mmoa. !hie.u at ippm 1100 10 fl15 hr!. MYlolf
and the Den,e, ind Jeffco offie.rs began el.ari" thl i...di,t, ar.a
inside tb, b.ildiog .here ••••t.,.d. W. el,a,.d this "., for approl 0;
Ill\lttu.
it 11;0 hrl I .IS able t. deter,ina tbat the '1st .f .y SW.l tea, bad
'rrifed ind .as 'utsid,. It .as data,.intd that I rould go Ind fi.d Iy
teu brief th.. aM thao rt-enter the b.ilding to c.,li"e clmiag the
lo,id, of the b.ildiog. .t this p.i.t n4 ,t.dents 0' taiehe" b,d ba••
found.
finding .y teal and bri,fl,g th., •• Ih,o .nl.r,d lh. building vnd.,
Ih. e...,ad of T,a. L.ada' Cpl. Raleliff. The .ffi,.rs of t" Ie,.
eonsisted of Ofe. W,en, Of" EYlan, Of,. 8raoen, and Ofe. SIth.,land.
v. tn•• loppl ...nt,d th, D••,.r t.al that hid ils. had ••r. t•••
•••be'l arri,ing.
it tnis point .. h,d appm II "fim, in Ihe boi]ding ..d.. b.g,n
a slsle.,!le clming of tb. b.l1dhg. w••qv.d f'ilI tho lout, Eut
hallflll into th. lime. Offiet, alld th.n lO,i.g i.t. the .ath and
"j,ne. offie's. ~ ••,r, tb.n f.rtb., s.1Pl ••••tad by olfioers Irol tbe
Lak."od sur lei•• is ...,terad th. fi"m ,nd .,th and sei.nce
ollic" .. +ftCo.ntmd .,pm II p.,soo, eOA,istin, 01 "i.ly students
lock.d in offic., thro,gbo.t the ir'a, Th.s. stld.nts and t'l,h.rs "re
th•••,cort,d o.t to slf. ar'I,. Upon el.arint '001' in the building ••
,ould trite 0' th. deor ·cl.ared, LPO and ti•• ,l.ar.d.' O.r I.ar,'
..d.d OJon ruehi,g the am nil' tha front of the mrary. This nl at
aPJrol 1810 h,s. It ,a' r.ported that Th. lib,.ry had il'eady bee,
ch,ct.d i' on, of th. O•••,r t.all op.rating i. the building. All of a,
a.tilit! occ.rred on the mood 1m! of ta. building.
Mothing fu,tber at this Ii... C. Mu] 9284 9WII
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