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.

Thomas Tucker (credit: Westminster Police)

Thomas Tucker (credit: Westminster Police)

Police said Tucker, 49, had a weapon, was wanted for assault and robbery, and was running away from officers when he was shot.

Copter4 flew over the officer-involved shooting in Westminster. (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over the officer-involved shooting in Westminster. (credit: CBS)

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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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.

  1. Julie G of CO says:

    I wonder if the police ever found the weapon? They were searching the apartment grounds for hours after the shooting according to a witness. They also commented about taking the suspect out.

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