DENVER (CBS4)– A deadly police shooting in Denver started with a 911 call from the suspect’s mother.

She told police that her son, Alexander Duran, was threatening her with a knife.

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Alex Duran (credit: Denver Police)

Shortly after the call, Duran, 29, was accused of carjacking a driver on South Federal Boulevard.

After crashing that vehicle, he allegedly kicked in the back door of a home on Alcott Street. That forced the family inside to run for their lives.

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Duran barricaded himself inside the home.

That’s when officers say he charged at them with a butcher knife. Officers spent 45 minutes negotiating with Duran before they fired.

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“All of our officers are CIT trained, Crisis And Intervention Training, and we’re very proud of that accomplishment and they do a very good job of negotiating with people,” said a spokeswoman with the Denver Police Department.

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Duran died at the hospital. Per department policy, the officer who fired the shot has been placed on desk duty until the investigation is complete.

Comments
  1. Ann Pirie says:

    How often does it happen that a family member calls the police on someone threatening them. Police come and deter the event. Mom wonders why you had to do that.

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