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Marcus Martinez (credit: Wheat Ridge Police)

Marcus Martinez (credit: Wheat Ridge Police)

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Colo. (CBS4) – An on-duty police officer from the small Denver suburb Mountain View was shot a bar Sunday night and is recovering in the hospital.

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. at the Jugz bar near 43rd and Sheridan, and the shooter allegedly shot himself afterwards and was hospitalized.

Police say they were responding to an emergency call about an auto theft suspect being at the bar, and when they tried to talk to the suspect the man pulled out a gun and shot the officer.

Shortly afterwards, police say the man then shot himself in the head.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass found out through sources the officer is Noah Rolfing. He is a former Arvada police officer who was disciplined by the department in 2010. He was charged with three misdemeanors: failure in duty to report use of force by a peace officer, official misconduct and false reporting.

Both Rolfing and suspect were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Rolfing was treated for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. The suspect’s condition is unknown.

Noah Rolfing (credit: Facebook)

Noah Rolfing (credit: Facebook)

The Jefferson County Critical Incident Team is investigating the crime.

Police said Monday morning the suspect’s name is Marcus Ray Martinez. Wheat Ridge police released a mug shot of him from a previous case.

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