Suspect In Custody After Opening Fire At Colorado Supreme Court

Colorado supreme court (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)

According to reports, shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, police were called to the Colorado Supreme Court building in Denver.

When they arrived a suspect opened fire, according to a spokesperson with the Denver Police Department. During the incident, a fire was started in the building and extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system. Police did not return the gunman’s shots, and two hours after they arrived on the scene, a suspect was in custody.

Authorities have not identified a motive for the incident, but I mean… come on. I think we all know — or at least strongly suspect — what’s behind it all.

I know we’re coming off the time of year where time loses all meaning, but it wasn’t *that* long ago when we learned that Colorado supreme court justices were the subject of recent death threats for kicking Donald Trump off the the primary ballot due to the 14th Amendment. So, if it were seemly to bet on this sort of thing, well, a good one might be that these stories are related.

Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter @Kathryn1 or Mastodon @[email protected].

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