9551 Civic Center Drive Chief Randy Nelson
Thornton, Colorado 80229


Press Release

​Date: 08/11/2018
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Jesus Mendez, PIO
Phone: 720-977-5000
Email: jesus.mendez@cityofthornton.net


Subject: Disturbance in Thornton

Narrative: On August 11th, 2018, at about 1:27 am, Thornton Police officers responded to reports of a large disturbance with weapons at the Extra Point Restaurant, 4050 E. 100th Avenue in Thornton Colorado.  Officers from surrounding agencies also responded to assist. 

As Thornton Police officers arrived on scene it was discovered that there were multiple shooting victims.  A short time later, a victim of a stabbing from the same disturbance walked into a local hospital for care. 

One of the shooting victims was pronounced deceased at a local area hospital. Other victims are being treated at area hospitals.

A person of interest has been identified and is currently being questioned by investigators.  This person's identity is being withheld as there is the potential of additional witnesses and victims who have yet to come forward.

This is an ongoing investigation and a sequence of events is still being put together. 

We are asking if anyone has additional information, please contact the Thornton Police Department Tip-Line at 720-977-5069.

Further information to come.