DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Thornton and Denver were involved in an early morning shooting that left a suspect dead after a chase through both cities.

It began when officers from Thornton were called to an apartment in the 300 block of E. 88th Avenue for a possible domestic violence incident where a gun had been fired.

As officers arrived at the residence they watched the suspect drive away. The officers tried to stop him but he kept driving.

That’s when the chase began which continued into Denver. The man continued to keep police officers at bay until he drove back to the apartment complex where it all started.

“It appears the chase continued based on the violent nature and that’s why it lasted so long,” said Thornton Police Sgt. Matt Kandt.

As the suspect drove through the parking lot of the complex he appeared to crash into two police cruisers on purpose.

That’s when officers from both Thornton and Denver fired on the suspect. He was hit and died a short time later at the scene.

During a search of the suspect’s vehicle officers found a firearm.

The suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Area Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.


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