Suspect in Denver high school shooting takes own life in woods

2 months ago

Denver news, Colorado news.

Authorities are investigating the death of the suspected Denver high school shooter as a suicide after he was found dead in the woods, near his car.

The manhunt for 17-year-old Austin Lyle came to a tragic end Wednesday at around 9 p.m. when his 2005 red Volvo XC 90 was located in a mountain area southwest of Denver. His body was lying next to the car.

Lyle was identified as the gunman who shot two school administrators at East High School during a routine weapon check.

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  • The teen was allegedly caught in possession of a ghost gun and high-capacity magazine on school premises two years ago and was required to undergo a weapon check each day before joining the class.

    The incident and subsequent manhunt terrorized the community and following Lyle's death, Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw announced that all shelter-in-place orders were lifted.

    “They should be relieved that we came up here and solved the problem. Be comfortable and know that everything is closed up,” he said.