CORRECTED: Update on Barricaded Suspect and Fire in Security/Widefield
On October 8, 2018, the Metro Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit (Metro VNI) obtained a Search Warrant for an address in the 400 block of Kiva Drive and two Arrest Warrants. The warrants were part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.
At approximately 5:35 PM, the female suspect left the residence and was taken into custody. Metro VNI and a small contingent of SWAT members attempted to execute the Search Warrant. At approximately 6:00 PM, as law enforcement approached the residence, the male suspect ran through the house into the garage area. All occupants were removed from the home and verbal contact was made with the suspect. After several attempts to get him to come out of the home were unsuccessful, a full SWAT response was initiated.
At approximately 6:55 PM, law enforcement smelled a strong odor of smoke and were able to get the door open and Laster was able to get out of the home safely and was then taken into custody. Almost simultaneously an unknown object exploded in the garage, causing a fire to erupt.
The Security Fire Department responded and was able to control the fire before it spread to the neighboring houses.
The male suspect has been identified as Zhackary Laster, DOB: 05/26/93. He has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center on Unlawful Distribution and Special Offenses charges with additional charges pending.
The female suspect has been identified as Cheyenne Black, DOB: 02/19/95. She has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center on Unlawful Distribution and Special Offenses charges with additional charges pending.
Mug shots of Laster and Black are attached to this Media Release.
We would like to thank members of the Metro VNI, State Patrol, Security Fire Department, EPSO SWAT and Patrol for their assistance in this high-risk event.