Of­fi­cer shot in leg af­ter re­spond­ing to rob­bery

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kieran Ni­chol­son

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.

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