May 24th, 2009
Murder of wife, police kill husband. Old schoolhouse used as residence. Police remained tight-lipped Monday regarding a weekend domestic dispute that ended with officers killing a 58-year-old man who they say fatally shot his 50-year-old wife. Broomfield police officials declined to identify the couple, who they said apparently lived in the former Westlake School building, at 13005 Lowell Blvd., where officers responded Sunday night. The Adams County coroner said autopsy results likely will be released Tuesday morning; Broomfield investigators on Monday afternoon said they would not discuss the case any further until then. Leigh S. Landskroner, 50, is listed as the owner of the 13005 Lowell Blvd. residence, according to property tax assessment records filed with the Broomfield Treasurer's Office. A woman contacted inside the home Monday afternoon declined to comment and asked a reporter to leave the property. Broomfield police Chief Tom Deland said officers were called to the Lowell Boulevard home shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of domestic violence. The male suspect fired several shots, and "there were several officers involved to varying degrees,â Deland said. Ten officers were on scene when the shooting occurred, although not all of them fired their weapons, Deland said. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was pronounced dead at Saint Anthony Central Hospital.