Suspect arrested after standoff in Monument

Gregory Brunton
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A standoff at the Kohl's on Jackson Creek Parkway ended peacefully after the suspect surrendered.

Monument police officers responded to a call shortly before midnight on Dec. 2 that a man was breaking into a car in the Wal-Mart Parking lot. The man was armed with an M-4 style rifle. When officers arrived the suspect disregarded officer's commands to drop the weapon and instead ran across the parking lot to Kohl's where he barricaded himself in the store's loading dock behind a semi-trailer.

The Monument Police Department's Direct Action Response Team, Palmer Lake Police Department, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. team and the Colorado State Patrol were called in to assist.

After more than an hour of negotiations by the sheriff's office crisis negotiation team, the suspect surrendered. In addition to the rifle he also had in his possession a .38 caliber handgun.

The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Gregory Brunton of Gleneagle. Brunton was arrested on charges of felony menacing, prohibited use of a weapons, first degree criminal trespass, criminal possession of a financial transaction device, theft and obstruction.

No one was injured during the stand-off. He did not make entry into the Kohl's but employees were evacuated out of precaution.