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.
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 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.