By Anica Padilla

DENVER (CBS4) — Multiple Denver police officers shot at an armed man who was firing shots at a park “full of people,” officials said Friday night. It happened in the area of East 38th Avenue and North Newport Street. No officers were injured but the suspect was transported to Denver Health Medical Center and his condition is not known at this time.

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“There was an individual circling the park here, firing shots out of a vehicle,” Division Chief Ron Thomas said in a news conference Friday at 7:45 p.m. “Officers arrived on scene very quickly and located the vehicle that was described by witnesses… on the east side of the park.”

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The officers determined the suspect had a handgun and ordered him to drop the weapon.

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“He ultimately refused those commands and then ended up threatening the officers with that weapon,” Thomas said.

“Multiple officers fired several shots. The suspect went down.”

Officers provided medical aid and an ambulance was called.

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“The park was full of people,” Thomas said.

The 3800 block of Olive, and 38th between Newport and Olive, and 39th between Olive and Oneida were all closed for this investigation, police tweeted at 7:03 p.m.

“Please avoid the area.”


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Anica Padilla