Survivor in eastern Colorado triple-shooting still in critical condition; gunman’s motive still unclear
LAMAR, Colo. (KKTV) - The sole survivor of a triple-shooting remains in critical condition Thursday, as investigators work to piece together why she and two others were gunned down and left for dead in an eastern Colorado apartment.
The gunman is dead following a high-speed chase that ended near the Colorado/Kansas state line hours after the July 23 shooting.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says the three victims were found around 2 p.m. on the 23rd after Lamar police responded to reports of gunshots at the Lamar Apartments off Mullen Street.
Roy Bock, 50, and Loretta Rhoades, 58, were dead at the scene, but a teenager, 18-year-old Keisha Graeff, was still alive and was airlifted to a hospital in the Denver metro area.
Officers had information on the vehicle the suspect had fled in and immediately put out a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert.
“A short time later, officers with the Granada Police Department spotted the suspect’s vehicle and a pursuit ensued,” CBI said in an update Wednesday.
Officers from the Granada Police Department, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife followed close behind as the suspect led them east. As the chase took law enforcement closer to Kansas, deputies with the Hamilton County, Kansas, sheriff’s office joined the pursuit, placing stop sticks in the road to immobilize the suspect’s vehicle.
Finally, law enforcement cornered him in a field near Holly after the miles-long pursuit. With nowhere to go, authorities say the wanted man took his own life. No law enforcement was hurt.
The shooter has been identified as 24-year-old Jourden White.
CBI says the suspect and victims knew each other but is still investigating what the relationship between the four was. The victims were all living at the Lamar Apartments.
We will stay on top of the investigation and will continue to update as we learn more.
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