DENVER – Two suspects are in custody and a third was outstanding as of early Monday afternoon after a deadly burglary and police shooting in Denver’s Montclair neighborhood.
The incident occurred around noon Monday in the 900 block of N. Monaco Parkway. Officers were called out to the scene on a report of a burglary in progress.
When they arrived, they found one person dead at the scene and saw one of the suspects fleeing, according to Denver Police Division Chief Ron Thomas. Officers took that suspect, a man, into custody about a block away.
Denver police spokesperson Doug Schepman confirmed Monday evening that the person found dead outside the home was an adult male and the owner of the home. A woman found inside the home is in critical condition.
As they were arresting the man, Thomas said officers heard shots from their north and saw what appeared to be a carjacking in progress. Officers fired their weapons at that suspect, who was also a man, and hit him. Schepman also said Monday evening that the man shot by police had died at a local hospital.
The third suspect, a Black male, is believed to have fled in a black Honda four-door sedan with temporary tags, Thomas said, and was still outstanding as of 9:20 p.m.
Thomas said officers were not sure how or if the person who was killed in the burglary had any relation to the suspects.
The police shooting will be investigated by DPD and the Aurora Police Department and will be overseen by the Office of the Independent Monitor.