By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4) – The man shot and killed by Denver police officers on Wednesday has been identified as Antonio Black Bear. The shooting happened at the intersection of at West 10th Avenue and Inca Street near West High School.

Antonio Black Bear (credit: Black Bear family)

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Black Bear, 41, was rushed to the hospital after the shooting where he died. The Denver County Coroner ruled his cause of death was from a gunshot wound.

(credit: CBS)

Police say witnesses reported that Black Bear was waving a gun around and making several threats. His friends told CBS4 they dispute that and don’t believe he had a gun.

Jennifer McRae

Comments (5)
  1. RANDY says:

    That is the MxFund Animal Wellness Clinic, and because of Covid, there is an hours-long wait, OUTSIDE, exactly where that photo was taken. How scary for everyone and their poor dogs waiting outside in line.

  2. Jay Alenby says:

    This can’t be correct. The police only shoot black people and only black lives matter.

  3. Ronald Kaim says:

    for those, including myself, were not there as a witness, it is nearly impossible to know what actually happened. if he did posses a firearm and the police were giving him orders, then what are the police suppose to do, wait for him to shot himself, a bystander, the police officers or all i mentioned?

  4. Robert Gift says:

    How sad. Was he under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
    Can’t blame the police for shooting him before he shothem or others.
    When a police officer gives an order, DO AS ORDERED!
    You can dispute if the order was lawful or not later in court.

  5. “Police say witnesses reported that Blackbear was waving a gun around and making several threats. His friends told CBS4 they dispute that [sic] and don’t believe he had a gun.”

    His friends likely are not disputing that witnesses so reported; they’re disputing the claim that he was armed.

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