David Kent Heeke Killed by Commerce City Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
104th Avenue and Blackhawk Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 6:58 a.m., police received calls about several shots fired in a residential area. Callers said the shooter was in a white pickup with a black stripe. The man rammed his vehicle into a woman's vehicle, then got out of his car and fired at least one shot at her, police said. The woman, with whom the man had previously been in a relationship, escaped in her vehicle. Officers saw the man's vehicle and attempted to stop it. The driver did not pull over and crashed and reportedly shot into the vehicle he crashed into. When officers approached the vehicle, they shot and killed the driver.

Victim's Name: David Kent Heeke

Agency Responsible: Commerce City Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 63

Race: White

Date of Death: February 14, 2020

County: Adams

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified by District Attorney

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5539

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