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Man dies after officer involved shooting in Lakewood

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 15:15:41-04

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say police officers in a Denver suburb shot and killed a man who drew a handgun when they tried to break up an argument between him and a woman.

Lakewood Police Department officials said in a statement early Saturday that an unspecified number of police agents found the 57-year-old man and the woman arguing outside the police station Friday night.

The statement says the man produced a handgun when the agents tried to intervene, and the agents fired their weapons. It was not clear how many times he was shot.

The man died from his injuries at a hospital.

The woman was not injured.

Police officials say the agents involved will be placed on administrative leave during an investigation by the Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team.