CodeRED alert lifted after situation with armed suspect is resolved in Cheyenne Wells

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CHEYENNE COUNTY — The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s office has resolved the incident involving a lone armed suspect in a home on Highway 40 in Cheyenne Wells.

The shelter-in-place advisory has also been lifted for residents in the area.

FOX21 News learned of today’s incident after an urgent post was made on Facebook by the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning.

It read:

For those of you in CW who received the [CodeRED] to stay [indoors], PLEASE STAY [INDOORS] UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We later learned the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gun shot into a home around 6:30 a.m. When the Sheriff responded to investigate, he encountered the suspect, who was armed and fired at least one shot.

The suspect remained inside the home until his arrest, and multiple law enforcement agencies responded to assist.

Law enforcement entered the lone male suspect’s home around 4:30 p.m. and found the suspect unresponsive but alive.

He was arrested and transported to be checked by medical staff; he does not appear to have any injuries. 

A CodeRED alert went out just before 9 a.m., alerting residents in the affected area to stay indoors.

That alert has been lifted, return to normal, it’s no longer required to remain indoors. 

Road closures were also in place on Highway 40 from Highway 385 to County Road 43.

Highway 40 is now open and functioning as normal.

Map provided by CDOT shows the highways closed due to police activity in Cheyenne Wells Wednesday morning.
Map provided by CDOT shows the highways closed due to police activity in Cheyenne Wells Wednesday morning.

The incident resolved without any fatalities or injuries to the public or law enforcement.

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