Denver police officer shot on E. Colfax after alleged robbery attempt

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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 citizen flagged down two Denver bicycle patrol officers around 7:55 p.m. to report a nearby person had allegedly robbed the 7-Eleven at the corner of Colfax and Pennsylvania.

Gunfire erupted, and one officer fired shots at the suspect, while the suspect fired at police, White said.

The suspect is in “grave” condition, he added.

One of the officers was shot in the leg. He is in serious condition.

White said two other individuals not involved with the incident suffered minor injuries.

Colfax was closed both directions from Clarkson to Pennsylvania.

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.

They said the suspect, on a stretcher, was being given CPR by paramedics before being put in the back of an ambulance, and it raced off.





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