DENVER (CBS4)– The police officer shot in Monday’s crime spree has been identified as Rachel Eid. She was released from the hospital just hours after the shooting.
The shooting happened at 35th and Lowell Monday afternoon when police responded to the Highlands neighborhood on reports of an attempted break-in. When they arrived, the suspects began shooting at police and led them on a chase.READ MORE: Worker Installing Sewage Line Killed After Trench Collapses, Trapping Man in Rising Water
One suspect, Alfonso Padilla, was taken into custody. The other suspect carjacked a vehicle before he was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with officers.
“It’s fortunate that it wasn’t more critical than it was. Anytime someone has a gunshot wound, it is very critical and a long process going forward with that, so we deal with that on a day-to-day basis,” said Commander Ronald Saunier.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Police said both suspects have extensive criminal history. The identity of the deceased suspect has not been released.
Officer Rachel Eid was featured in a Denver Police Department YouTube video called “The District 24/7: D1 Graveyard Shift.” Watch it below.MORE NEWS: Oh Baby! Roxborough Family Visits West Metro Firefighters After Unusual Birth