DENVER (CBS4) – Joseph Quintana, a 35-year-old, man who shot and injured two Denver police officers last weekend died by committing suicide. That’s according to a Denver coroner’s report released Thursday morning.
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Investigators say Quintana shot officers Richard Jaramillo and Steve Gameroz and then barricaded himself in a home and refused to come out. After spending hours negotiating with Quintana, officers fired tear gas into the home and that’s when a fire started.
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When Quintana exited the house he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Jaramillo and Gameroz are expected to fully recover from their injuries. Jaramillo left the hospital at noon on Thursday. Gameroz remains hospitalized and was listed in fair condition on Thursday.