Law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies stage outside Mt. Massive Townhomes

Tuesday evening after responding to a fatal shooting earlier that

afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center

served as a hub for responding agencies, including the Leadville Police

Department, Eagle County's SWAT team, and the Colorado Bureau of


The Leadville Police Department and Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting at Mt. Massive Townhomes shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 12.

Yolanda LaCome, of Leadville, died hours after the shooting from a gunshot to the head. Jesus Artica, of Leadville, was arrested for second degree murder and is currently in custody.

According to a Lake County Sheriff's Office press release, LaCome was found after an extensive search of Mt. Massive Townhomes. She was transported to St. Vincent Health and later died at the hospital.

Lake County School District conducted a controlled release of students in the hours after the incident, which included delayed bus routes. Students were not allowed to walk home.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the shooting. Artica appeared for an arraignment in Lake County District Court Thursday morning.

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