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August 30, 2021

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Suspect arrested for Attempted First Degree Homicide and related charges

Boulder County, Colo. -On August 30, 2021, at approximately 9:46 am, the Boulder County Regional Communication Center received a phone call reporting there was a party who was outside and possibly shooting a gun into the air near some construction workers around the 2200 block of Buttercup Lane in the Town of Superior, Boulder County, Colorado. The reporting party further stated they did not believe anyone had been shot and the person had gone back inside their residence.

On-scene interviews revealed the suspect might have been upset with on-going construction in the area and possibly pointed a rifle in the direction of construction workers. At this point in the investigation it appears the suspect then fired the rifle in the direction of the construction workers but did not strike anyone.

Deputies responded to the area and established a parameter around the suspect’s residence and began attempts to contact him. After several hours, at approximately 1:30 pm Deputies were able to contact the suspect and take him into custody without incident. Neither deputies nor the suspect received any injuries.

The investigation into the incident is still on-going and Detectives with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for the residence. Since the investigation on-going a booking photograph of the suspect will not be released at this time.

Deputies from the Boulder County Sheriffs’ Office, Officers from the Louisville Police Department and the City of Boulder Police Department along with members of the Boulder County, City of Boulder and Longmont SWAT Teams, Boulder Emergency Squad and the Mountain View Fire Protection District all responded to the call and assisted with its peaceful resolution.

The suspect, 30-year-old John Terrell Wilkins was arrested on One Count of Attempted First Degree Homicide, Four Counts of Felony Menacing, Eight Counts of Reckless Endangerment and One Count of Prohibited Use of a Firearm and transported to the Boulder County Jail.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 21-4135.


/s/Commander of Special Operations Randy Wilber #514