Police in Colorado are still searching for a man who killed four people in a shooting spree at an elementary school in April.
Key points:Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the April shooting at Columbine High SchoolIn the early hours of Monday morning, officers found the man dead in a wooded area on a private property in the Colorado Springs suburb of Greeley.
Police say he had been detained for a “violent offense” and is being questioned.
He is the third person arrested in the shooting, which happened during a break-in.
Three of the victims were children and one was a teacher, police said.
In a news conference on Monday, Greeley police Chief Michael Bowers said the suspect was described as a “dangerous individual” who had been in custody for a violent offense.
“The suspect is in custody and will be taken into custody in a very controlled manner, Bowers told reporters.”
This individual is dangerous and we want to make sure he knows that and we will work with our partners in the community to try to find him and we’re asking for the public’s assistance in that effort.
“Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Greeley police are working with the Denver District Attorney’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol to assist in the investigation.
Authorities said the shooting began about 12:30am and lasted until about 2:15pm, when officers found a man in a vehicle with a handgun in his vehicle.
Police said that’s when they opened fire.
The man who died was a senior at Columbines elementary school.
His name has not been released.
Authorities have said the gunman fled the scene in a silver Toyota Camry.
Neighbor’s mother says shooting was random, but ‘there were people’ in a carThe family of one of the deceased victims described the incident to local news outlets as “a random act” by a gunman.”
The family also said they had “no clue” what motivated the gunman to take their children to school on April 19.””
There were no lights in the car and it wasn’t raining or anything like that.”
The family also said they had “no clue” what motivated the gunman to take their children to school on April 19.
“It’s a very scary feeling,” Pyle said.
“When I think about Columbine, I think of kids being scared of their classmates.
I’m worried for the other kids.
It’s a scary feeling.”
Pyle said the family moved from Colorado to Colorado Springs after the shooting.
The shooter was apprehended by police in a nearby wooded region, and officers later found him dead, police in Greeley said.
Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting but said they were working to determine if the suspect has a criminal history.
Authorities also said there is no indication of a link between the shooting and a similar shooting on the same day at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs.