A 29-year-old man fired at a group of officers who were talking to the man’s girlfriend about a disturbance early Monday, Lakewood police said.
During the incident, the alleged shooter phoned his girlfriend and told her, “I shot at the pigs for you,” police Lt. Jeff Alwine said.
Officers had responded about 12:30 a.m. to a home in the 6500 block of 146th Street Southwest after receiving calls about a loud argument and shots fired.
While speaking with the person who called 911, police “reported hearing sounds of bullets whizzing past them and hitting bushes,” Alwine said.
The officers took cover.
The alleged shooter’s girlfriend was among those being questioned by police, so officers had her call him so they could negotiate his surrender. While on the phone with the woman, Alwine said, the alleged shooter told her he’d fired at police on her behalf.
A SWAT team was called, and the man agreed to turn himself in. He stepped outside with a gun in his hand but threw the weapon into the grass when he emerged, police said.
He then allegedly refused to obey officers’ commands and was shot with bean bag rounds. He was arrested on suspicion of 10 counts of first-degree assault.
No one was hurt in the shooting. A nearby home was hit with at least one bullet.
Investigators were trying to determine what caused the initial disturbance and why shots were fired, Alwine said.