Man arrested after allegedly shooting wife


A man was arrested for attempted murder after allegedly shooting his wife in their Westminster home.

John Howick, 72, was taken into custody around 2:50 a.m. on June 13 and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. He also faces a charge of refusing to leave the premises as ordered by a peace officer.

Around 8:30 a.m. on June 12, police were dispatched to the 5800 block of West 111th Place on a call of a domestic disturbance involving an elderly couple.

While en route to the incident, police were notified that the woman involved had been shot, but was able to leave the residence.

Police said she was found by an officer a short distance from the home and was transported to a local hospital. She is in stable condition.

Officers surrounded the house and occupants of 12 homes in the immediate area were evacuated.

Parts of 111th Avenue were also closed between Eaton Street and Gray Street. The SWAT team was called in to handle situation. Residents were allowed back in their homes after Howick was arrested,


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