Arrest made in Centennial incident that prompted officer-involved shooting

Suspect who died by officer gunfire reportedly aimed gun at now-arrested man

Posted 11/20/18

Investigators arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of criminal mischief after a domestic disturbance Nov. 15, after a teenage suspect related to the same incident ended up in a fatal …

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Arrest made in Centennial incident that prompted officer-involved shooting

Suspect who died by officer gunfire reportedly aimed gun at now-arrested man

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Investigators arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of criminal mischief after a domestic disturbance Nov. 15, after a teenage suspect related to the same incident ended up in a fatal officer-involved shooting, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Shawn Glover is suspected of flattening a tire on his wife's vehicle after finding it in an area hotel's parking lot, according to a news release by the sheriff's office on Nov. 20.

Glover found his wife and the other suspect, 18-year-old Allen Fanning, at Big O Tires at East Arapahoe Road and South Potomac Street in Centennial the morning of Nov. 15, according to the release. Glover reported that Fanning pulled a handgun from the car and pointed it at him before fleeing in the car when sheriff's deputies arrived, according to the release.

Fanning died after deputies opened fire on him after he led them on a chase about two miles west to Arapahoe Road and South Dayton Street, where deputies boxed Fanning in with their vehicles, according to the sheriff's office. Three deputies were put on paid leave afterward, a previous sheriff's office release said.

Deputies pursued Fanning for potential charges of felony menacing after reports he may have threatened someone with a firearm, according to the sheriff's office. The office received a call from a bystander at 9:06 a.m. who reported the incident.

“Deputies were pretty close by and responded immediately,” said Julie Brooks, sheriff's office spokeswoman.

According to the sheriff's office, here's how the incident unfolded once Fanning was boxed in:

Deputies approached the car Fanning was driving and ordered him to get out. He ignored their commands, and as officers attempted to break in his window, they saw him reach for what they believed was a firearm. They opened fire on him at about 9:15 a.m.

Deputies immediately removed him from the car and began CPR once he was deemed to no longer be a threat. Authorities recovered a loaded gun from the car.

Fanning was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's and Arapahoe County Coroner's offices. His last known place of residence was in the Littleton area, Brooks said.

One deputy received a minor injury and is expected to be OK, Brooks said. As of Nov. 20, it was still not known what caused the injury, and the deputy was treated and released, Brooks said. The injury was not due to a vehicle crash, Brooks said Nov. 15.

Brooks did not know how many shots were fired. No one else was in the vehicle with the suspect. The scene sits along the border of Centennial and Greenwood Village.

Brooks said she was not aware of any injuries at the site of the shooting other than those of the suspect and deputy.

Brooks said the 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team would be responsible for determining what kind of weapon Fanning had in the vehicle and whether he grabbed it and pointed it at deputies.

How many deputies shot at the suspect and how many times he was shot would be information released by the Critical Response Team after its investigation, Brooks said.

The names of the deputies involved have not been released. Two of the deputies placed on leave have been with the sheriff's office for more than 10 years, and one has been with the agency for three years, according to the earlier news release.

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