Officer shot in leg after responding to robbery
Denver police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Capitol Hill neighborhood that left the suspect in “grave” condition and the officer in serious condition.
Denver Police Chief Robert White said a person flagged down two Denver bicycle patrol officers around 7:55 p.m. to report that a nearby person had allegedly robbed the 7Eleven at East Colfax Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.
Gunfire erupted, and one officer fired shots at the suspect as the suspect fired at police, White said.
The suspect was in “grave” condition, White said.
One of the officers was shot in the leg, and he was in serious condition.
White said two other individuals not involved with the incident suffered minor injuries.
Two women were visiting a nearby apartment when they heard gunshots.
“We were scared to hear all those shots,” Ladel Mack said.
Mack and her friend, Lisa Sanders, went to a window and saw a man standing on a street corner exchanging gunfire with Denver police.
“There was a guy on the corner shooting at police. The police were shooting back,” Mack said.
The women said the officer had a pronounced limp when the gunfire ended.
The women said the suspect, on a stretcher, was being given CPR by paramedics before being put in the back of an ambulance, when it then raced off.