July 16, 2007

Unidentified Man Shot, Killed Inside Colorado Capitol

Ahmad Terry © The Rocky

This photo, shot from the second floor of the Capitol looking down onto the first floor, shows a body lying on the floor on the north side near the north entrance.

"I am the emperor and I'm here to take over city government." (more here):
An unidentified man was shot and killed at the Capitol this afternoon after he walked into the governor’s office with a gun, yelling "I am the emperor. I am here to take over state government." The shooting was the first homicide in the Capitol in the history of Colorado. A state trooper, identified as Jay Hemphill, shot the man in the head. Gov. Bill Ritter was in his office at the time but was not hurt.
Drunkablog's on the case.

Capitol security was loosened in 2003.

Graphic NSFW slide show of capitol shooting.

Labels: , , ,