WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) — We’re hearing from witnesses of a deadly officer involved shooting in Westminster Friday night. A man accused of robbing several stores with a knife was shot by four separate officers near 92nd and Federal.

Police say they chased the suspect in his truck and then on foot after he crashed.

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They caught up with him after hearing what sounded like gunshots in a condominium complex and opened fire.

Witnesses who saw the chase say police handled the situation well.

“Learning that this guy had been dangerous prior, I think the fact that they didn’t already have their weapons drawn is more surprising to me,” Hannah Hunter said.

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Two Westminster officers, one Thornton officer and one Federal Heights officer fired their guns. They say the suspect had a handgun, but it is unknown at this time if he fired any rounds at officers.

The shooting is under investigation by the 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Investigation Team.


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