COMMERCE CITY, Colo. –Police announced they arrested Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord late Friday night. He faces charges of trying to influence a public official and false reporting. Lord said he was shot by a driver during a traffic stop last Sunday morning. Investigators made the announcement during a news conference just before 10:00 Friday night.
A reward had grown to $20,000 for information on the attempted murder of the officer. Police said their investigation took a turn Thursday night, and they arrested Lord Friday at 8:15 p.m. Officer Kevin Lord, an eight-year veteran, claimed he was shot at close range while making a traffic stop in the 9700 block of Peoria Street. His bullet-proof vest was credited with saving his life.
Several police agencies, including the FBI and ATF, have contributed up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.
Commerce City Police Chief Troy Smith said he was disappointed about the result of this investigation.
Note: the original story erroneously stated that Kevin Lord was a police chief; he is an officer.