DENVER (AP/CBS4) — Police officers shot and killed a man suspected of firing shots into a vehicle after he allegedly threatened them with a gun on Sunday, Denver police said. The man in his 20s was taken to a hospital, Division Chief Ron Thomas said.
Officers were looking for the man after witnesses reported that a someone was shooting rounds into an empty vehicle along busy Colfax Avenue in eastern Denver before walking east, Thomas said. They found an unoccupied vehicle with bullet holes and then found a man walking about a half mile away with a weapon tucked into his waistband, he said.READ MORE: Debris, Rising Water Rush Along Black Creek As Flash Flood Warnings Plague Glen Haven, Cameron Peak Fire Burn Area
The man refused commands from officers and threatened them with the weapon, leading more than one officer to shoot him, Thomas said. No one else was hurt.
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The man’s identity has not been released.
Thomas did not provide details about how the man threatened the officers.MORE NEWS: Company Says GPS Showed Where Stolen Truck Was Yet Victims Say Aurora Police Showed Little Interest
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