Suspect in Denver high school shooting takes own life in woods

11 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.