DENVER (CBS4) – The suspect in an officer-involved shooting at a Denver police substation Wednesday told police he’d rather die than go back to prison.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at the Denver Police District 4 Substation at South Clay Street and West Evans Avenue.

According to court document, the suspect told officers five or six times “I’m going to kill you” on the way to the police station. He also said, “You better have a vest on.”

Isaac Vigil (credit: Denver Police)

Isaac Vigil (credit: Denver Police)

One officer said Isaac Vigil stated, “I’m going to kill you” five or six times during the drive to the station.

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The court documents that revealed Vigil was picked up at a McDonald’s on suspicion of being on methamphetamine. He was wanted on a nationwide felony warrant for weapons violations.

Witnesses said police needed a stun gun to control Vigil.

Once they got to Denver Police District 4, Vigil refused to get out of the car. That’s when police said he fired a gun from behind his back at least twice. Then an officer shot Vigil in the stomach.

As paramedics arrived, Vigil said he’d hidden three bags of meth inside his body and he was rushed to the hospital.

Those drugs were recovered at the hospital and tagged as evidence. Police are still investigating where Vigil had hidden the gun.

LINK: Probable Cause Statement For The Arrest Of Isaac Vigil (Warning: Contains Expletives)


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