LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Lakewood police shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning who they believe shot another male and then ran away. It happened near W 5th Avenue and Benton Street at around 3:30 a.m.
Police arrived to realize both the suspect and the victim already left the scene. The victim showed up at a local hospital. It’s not clear the extent of his injuries.READ MORE: Split Verdict: Noe Gamez-Ruiz Guilty Of 2 Charges In Death Of State Trooper Cody Donahue, Not Guilty On 1
After an unknown amount of time, police found the suspect, a white man in his 20s, armed with a handgun near W 3rd Place and Depew Street. After trying to get the suspect to drop the weapon, they say he threatened to shoot officers.READ MORE: It's Been 1 Year Since Suzanne Morphew Went Missing, Body Still Not Found, Husband Barry Morphew Now In Jail On Murder Charges
Officials say the suspect raised the gun at police and shot, according to evidence found at the scene. A police sergeant shot the suspect, and he later died at the scene after officers performed CPR.
Police say the handgun belonged to the suspect. Further details about him were not released.MORE NEWS: Colorado Springs Shooting: Neighbors Stunned To Learn 7 Dead At Birthday Party
The sergeant is now on administrative leave.