ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A 31-year-old man was killed and a police officer was hurt in a frightening shootout at a light rail station in Englewood on Tuesday night. It happened at the RTD station near West Hampden Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive.
Police first responded to the scene on a report of domestic violence shortly before 9 p.m. When they arrived they found the man on the south side of the station.
He was allegedly pointing a gun at a victim. When police made contact they say an exchange of gunfire erupted.
The man died at the scene and the police officer was taken to the hospital.
Englewood police identified the officer who was shot as a female officer whose served six years with the organization. They say she is in stable condition.
Officials add a dog was inadvertently shot and died at the scene. It is not clear if the dog belonged to the suspect or someone else.
The shooting is under investigation by the Arapahoe County Critial Response Team. Officers involved were placed on administrative leave.