COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Whereas responding to a name for photographs fired, Commerce Metropolis Cops have been concerned in a shootout that almost injured one officer and despatched one man to the hospital.
Officers have been dispatched to the realm of 69th Avenue and Fairfax Drive at roughly 5:30 p.m. for a photographs fired name. When officers arrived, they discovered a person who was down from a gunshot wound, in line with the Commerce Metropolis Police Chief Clint Nichols. He was later pronounced lifeless.
Whereas on scene, two officers discovered an individual matching the outline offered by witnesses and adopted him to an alley the place they started talking with him. This man instructed officers he had nothing to do with the lethal capturing, which the officers believed, Nichols mentioned.
Whereas nonetheless within the alley, a distinct man started firing on the officers. A bullet went via one officer’s shirt sleeve, however he was not injured. Six officers whole returned gunfire. The person capturing on the officers was shot, nevertheless it’s unclear what number of occasions, in line with Nichols.
The injured man was taken to the hospital, and police have no idea his present situation. The opposite man police have been first chatting with was not injured.
The division will not be sure if anybody else was additionally firing at officers throughout the incident.