By Ben Warwick

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Westminster police responded to a domestic violence case Thursday morning and officers say they were forced to shoot a suspect. It happened at 71st Avenue and Hooker Street at approximately 9:30 a.m., close to RTD’s Westminster Station.

The scene of the officer-involved shooting in Westminster on Sept. 26, 2019.

The scene of the officer-involved shooting in Westminster on Sept. 26, 2019. (credit: CBS)

Police got a call from a woman that her ex-husband had stolen a handgun from her and was making threats against her.

When officers got to the scene, they heard screaming from inside the apartment and then saw a man dragging the woman from her apartment at gunpoint. Police say he pointed a handgun at the officer. The officers fired and hit the suspect.

The scene of the officer-involved shooting in Westminster on Sept. 26, 2019.

(credit: CBS)

The woman was able to run back into her apartment as the suspect tried to run off. He was immediately taken into custody, a short distance away, police said. He was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The 17th Judicial Critical Incident Team is investigating the shooting, as is standard procedure.

Ben Warwick

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