Federal law enforcement officers fatally shot a man Friday in Thornton.
Members of the U.S. Marshals’ Colorado Violent Offender Task Force were attempting to arrest a suspect, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants, in the 800 block of East 88th Avenue when the fatal shooting occurred, according to a marshals service news release.
The marshals service released no further information Friday night on the afternoon incident.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the shooting was related to a Westminster carjacking on Friday morning.
About 7:20 a.m. an armed man entered a garage in the 13200 block of Wyandot Street, according to the police department. A woman and her 9-year-old daughter were getting ready to leave their residence when the armed carjacker appeared. The woman was able to alert her husband, who responded to the garage, and the carjacker shot him. The shooting victim is expected to survive, police said.
The carjacker fled in a silver Toyota Camry. The vehicle was found in the area of 70th Avenue and Broadway. Police identified the carjacker and shooter as 31-year-old Bruce Arnold Allee.
Allee has a lengthy arrest record in Colorado, according to CBI records, including failure to register as a sex offender in 2015. He was arrested in October by Thornton police for failure to register as a sex offender in Westminster. In November, Allee was arrested by Thornton police and found guilty of a misdemeanor drug charge. Also in November, Allee was arrested by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and felony stalking. In December he was arrested by Broomfield police for failure to appear in court on a DUI case.