DENVER (CBS4) — Saturday night nearly turned deadly for Denver police. An Denver police officer was shot in the leg. Police launched a search for the shooter.READ MORE: Investigators In Arvada Shooting Look For Motive & Gunfire Sources
“Officers were called to the 4200 block of Alcott on report of an unknown individual on a porch that they did not belong at,” explains Denver Police Division Chief Ron Thomas.
When officers responded they were attacked.
“As they approached that location officers were fired upon,” Thomas said.
Immediately the situation turned dire. One officer was shot in the leg. At around 1 p.m. on Sunday, DPD says the officer was out of surgery and is in “stable condition.”
He was admitted in critical condition.READ MORE: 50% Of Coloradans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID, Hospitalizations Reach Lowest Level Since October
“One officer was struck and went down at that location. Fellow officers were able to secure that individual again rendering aid,” said Thomas.
As officers were tending to the injured officer, the person who fired the shot got away.
Paramedics responded quickly and took the wounded officer to Denver Health. Denver Police’s top brass came to the hospital and met with the officer’s family.
“To comfort the family as they are grieving this situation,” said Thomas.
Back at the scene police scoured the area for their suspect.
“We’ve got a several block radius covered. We do not know if we have a suspect in custody. We do have a number of individuals of interest that have been detained,” said Thomas.MORE NEWS: Audit Finds Colorado Program To Flag Opioid Abuse Is Failing, Dozens of Doctors Running 'Pill Mills'
Denver police are still looking for a suspect. If you have any information they are asking you to call them.