UPDATE: Lakewood police have confirmed that Jim Davies, 35, was killed by friendly fire while responding to a report of shots fired.
Fox 31 is reporting that a Lakewood police officer was killed this morning near Sloan’s Lake. The officer has not been identified, but was described as in his thirties and had been with the department for six or seven years.
The incident, involving a “multitude” of gunshots, occurred in the 1900 block of Eaton Street. Three suspects have been taken into custody, but were not identified.
“This is the worst of the worst,” Lakewood Police spokesman Steve Davis said, fighting back his emotions at a 7 a.m. press conference. “This is the first Lakewood Police officer we’ve lost in the history of the department. And that goes back to 1969.”