Austin Lyle, the young man who was only 17 years old and was accused of shooting two high school administrators in Denver during a routine weapon check on Wednesday, was found dead of what appears to be a suicide, according to local sources.
At about 9 p.m. in the evening, officers from the Denver Police Department located Austin Lyle’s body next to his vehicle.
A red 2005 Volvo XC90 was found hidden in the woods of a mountainous area around fifty miles southwest of Denver in Colorado.
According to Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw, who reported the finding at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a body was found in the woods around 0.2 miles from the car. He reported the discovery. According to McGraw, there has been no conclusive attempt to identify the body.
It was determined by the authorities that Lyle had committed suicide when they determined that the body found was indeed his and that it was his.
As a result of the ongoing inquiry, Park County has issued a required emergency warning for the area surrounding Bailey as well as for Bailey itself.
Folks were asked to remain indoors, draw their blinds, and call 911 if they saw anything that seemed out of the norm if they were able to.
Officials from the law enforcement agency advised residents living in the area that the required order to shelter in place would no longer be in effect.
According to Sheriff Tom McGraw, the problem has been fixed, and residents of Park County should experience a sense of relief as a result.
Rest; at this moment, everything that has to be finished has been finished.
Austin Lyle Shooting
The shooting took place on a Wednesday just before 10:00 a.m. Lyle, who is currently enrolled at East High School, was wanted for attempted murder at the time of the incident.
The Denver Police Department (DPD) claims that the shooting happened while officers were conducting a normal search for weapons.
Throughout the course of the inquiry, DPD Chief Ron Thomas claimed that Lyle had been searched, and that “obviously a weapon, a handgun was seized and several shots were discharged.” During the course of the investigation, Lyle had been a suspect in the shooting of several people.
Two employees, both administrators, required medical attention and were transported to the hospital. Both of these individuals were brought there.
One of them had to be taken to the hospital for immediate surgery in order to fix the wounds that posed a threat to their life.
The second victim was in severe condition but was helpful to investigators throughout the investigation.
Both Jerald Mason and Eric Sinclair, who are both listed as deans at East High School, are currently undergoing treatment at Denver Health, according to a confirmation provided by the medical center.
Mason was discharged from the hospital and is reported to be in good health, according to an announcement made by Denver Health shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time. Sinclair’s health has not shown any sign of improvement at all.
According to the Department of Public Safety, a student was also transported to the hospital owing to an allergic reaction; however, the student was not hurt in the shooting.
Due to the gunshot that was heard in an office area away from children at East High School, the school will remain closed for the remainder of the school week. After the break for spring break, classes will resume.
I believe it is essential for people to be aware of what is taking place “remarked Scarlet Cooper, who is a first-year student at East.
Schools Need Safety Improvements
Michael Hancock, the Mayor of Denver, has stated that he is aware of the possibility that there is a requirement for further school safety improvements.
Thomas claims that Lyle had previously been checked as part of the safety plan, and during those searches, no weapons were discovered.
The superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Dr. Alex Marrero, refuses to comment on Lyle’s specific safety plan, citing FERPA regulations as the reason (FERPA).
A representative for the school district stated on Wednesday evening that Lyle was “removed” from Overland High School in Aurora, citing “violations” of board policy as the reason.
According to information provided by sources In the year 2021, Lyle faced allegations that he possessed a “dangerous weapon” in his possession. The order was issued by the court in Arapahoe County.
The location of 1061 Elizabeth Street in Congress Park was the scene of a gunshot, and the police department remained there for the greater part of the day after the incident.
The local authorities claim that Lyle and his father shared an apartment in that building. According to the police report, this was Lyle’s last known place of residence.
Bags, boxes, and envelopes made of manila paper were seen being hauled out of the apartment by law enforcement officials.
They did not disclose their reasons for breaking into the apartment or what was found there.
An early tweet from Denver Public Schools stated that the school had been placed on lockdown as a result of police activity and that students were being detained in their period courses. The post was sent shortly after the incident occurred.
The school system made an announcement that beginning at 11:30 in the morning, parents would be able to pick up their children at the intersection of 17th and Esplanade.
Those who had cars were assisted in leaving the building and making their way to their vehicles. The teachers have decided to keep the pupils who ride the bus here until the bus arrives.
DPS also indicated that they were working with RTD to increase the number of buses that run on the 15 lines in order to better assist students as they made their way home from school.