WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by officers in Westminster as the man drove at them while fleeing an armed robbery.
The Adams County coroner’s office says 57-year-old Michael Gonzales of Denver died Thursday.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
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A 44-year-old man fled on foot and was arrested soon after police arrived. He faces a charge of theft of $300 to $750.
Gonzales fled in a car and was shot when he attempted to run over an officer who was out of his patrol car.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche
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