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DENVER (CBS4) – A suspect was shot Friday night by Denver Police in Montbello and taken to the hospital.

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Officers called for an ambulance to the intersection of East 47th Avenue and Kingston Street shortly after 9 p.m.

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At a press conference Saturday afternoon, a Denver Police spokesman explained how his department’s officer encountered 19-year-old Sergio Casimiro-Mejia allegedly trying to steal a car.

Casimiro-Mejia tried to drive away but the car became stuck.

The officer was yelling commands the duration of the encounter, according to the spokesman, and fired when he saw a gun in Casimiro-Mejia’s hand.

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Sergio Casimiro-Mejia (credit: Denver Police Department)

Another officer responding to the shooting was involved in a traffic accident. He was not seriously injured, according to a DPD spokesperson.

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