Austin Lyle has been identified as the 17-year-old East High School student who allegedly shot two school administrators on Wednesday morning while being patted down during a daily search.
Austin Lyle, fled the school after the Wednesday morning shooting and a search for him is ongoing, Denver police said.
The handgun used in the shooting has not been recovered, and police warned the public to not approach Lyle, calling him armed and dangerous.
Denver police identified Lyle and described him as a Black male about 5 feet, 5 inches and weighing approximately 150 pounds.
He was last seen wearing a green hoodie and may be driving a 2005 red Volvo XC90 with a Colorado license plate that has a tag number of BSCW10.
The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. in an area away from classrooms as the student was undergoing a search as part of a “safety plan” that required him to be patted down daily, officials said.
One of the administrators was critically injured and was undergoing surgery Wednesday at an area hospital. The second victim was in stable condition, Thomas said. Both victims are male.
Thomas said police know where the suspect lives and were confident they would apprehend him.
“He obviously is armed and dangerous and willing to use the weapon, as we’ve learned this morning,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock warned as law enforcement searched for the suspect.