DENVER (CBS4) – A homeowner is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a burglary at a home near East 9th Avenue and North Monaco Parkway early Monday. One of three suspects allegedly involved in the burglary was shot and killed by police after an attempted carjacking nearby. A second suspect was taken into custody nearby and a third suspect remains at large.
Around noon, police responded to a report of a burglary involving three male suspects driving a black Honda sedan. When police got to the location — Monaco Parkway and 10th Avenue — they found one person dead and they spotted a car driving away quickly. They chased after the car and found it a block away, at 10th and Magnolia Street.
Then police heard shots being fired and saw what appeared to be a carjacking taking place. Officers wound up firing at that carjacking suspect and shot the suspect, who later died. No officers were hurt.
“Officers engaged that individual, ultimately those officers discharged their weapons. That individual was struck. He was taken into custody and taken to the hospital,” Denver Police Division Chief Ron Thomas said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.