Denver Police Shoot, Injure Man Who Allegedly Made Threats With Knife

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Southeast Denver shot a man who was described as suicidal on Friday morning.

Officers were called to 1211 South Quebec at approximately 9 a.m. They were then allegedly confronted with a man with a butcher knife who threatened them.

Officers then shot the man several times with a stun gun, which didn’t stop him. They then shot him with a gun.

The shots frightened neighbors.

“We’re getting ready for breakfast and that’s when we heard the gunshots ring out,” a neighbor said. “It was a few; I don’t know exactly … we dove into our hallway there because I’m prior military, so I know what a gunshot sounds like.”

The man was injured and taken to Denver Health Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. His name hasn’t been released.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,507 other followers