WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – The man shot and killed by a Westminster police officer on Tuesday has been identified. The Adams County Coroner said the man was Thomas Tucker.
Police said Tucker, 49, had a weapon, was wanted for assault and robbery, and was running away from officers when he was shot.
The officer-involved shooting happened on Tuesday afternoon near the Cottonwood Villas apartment complex at 121st and Huron Street.
A homeowner in the 12100 block of Bannock Street called police after he witnessed four men and a woman stealing items from his garage. He told police he was punched and weapons were pulled on him.
One man sped away on a motorcycle while three men and the woman fled in a silver Chevy Malibu.
The suspect on the motorcycle, later identified as Tucker, crashed and tried to run away. Police said the suspect pulled a weapon and officers shot and killed him.
Police continue to search for the other suspects. They say the homeowner who reported being robbed and attacked was not seriously hurt.