AURORA, Colo. – A man who allegedly carjacked another man in Denver Monday morning was shot by six police officers after he allegedly threatened them with a weapon, police said Monday afternoon.
Police spokespersons from the Denver and Aurora police departments said Denver officers were first called out to a robbery and carjacking near 48th and Chambers around 11 a.m.
Officers followed the vehicle to near East 35th Place and Abilene Street in Aurora, where both the man who was carjacked, and the suspect, who was “fully masked,” according to officers got out of the vehicle, a Mercedes sedan.
Denver Police Division Chief Ron Thomas said that the suspect at some point threatened officers with a weapon, which was when the six officers – five Denver officers and one Aurora officer – fired at the man.
APD spokesperson Crystal McCoy said the man died at the scene. She described him as either a white male or a light-skinned Hispanic male. No officers were injured.
McCoy said all six officers who fired their weapons had their body cameras on and running during the shooting and that all have been placed on standard administrative leave during the shooting investigation.
McCoy said the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will investigate the police shooting, the Office of the Independent Monitor will review the investigation, and that the identity of the person who was shot will be released by the Adams County coroner.
Officers are still asking anyone with more information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.