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Police: Sword-wielding attacker had a history of mental illness

7:14 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
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The Denver Coroner identified the man as Jeffrey Albert Musick, 38. 9NEWS has learned the last listed address for Musick is a psychiatric hospital in Arapahoe County. Based on 9NEWS research, Musick has been at two different psychiatric facilities in recent history.

Musick is accused of critically injuring an officer on Auraria campus. The officer's finger was almost severed, according DPD's Raquel Lopez. The officer has been released from the hospital, but his name has not been released.

9NEWS has learned Musick has an extensive criminal history in the area, having been arrested by multiple jurisdictions including Denver and Arapahoe County sheriff's offices, and Jefferson County, Lakewood and Littleton Police.

Obstructing police, drugs and weapons charges are listed in this Colorado criminal history.

9NEWS has reached out to all Musick's relatives but hasn't heard back.

Auraria Police were called to Ninth and Walnut streets near the Tivoli Student Center at 5:54 a.m. Lopez said someone called dispatch reporting a man with a sword. Police confronted armed, sword-swinging Musick in front of the Tivoli building. He was shot several times. The Coroner said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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