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Officer Involved Shooting - 7100 block of Poplar Street

Post Date:05/06/2020 3:00 PM
COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (May 6, 2020) – Officers from the Commerce City Police Department, Denver Police Department, and Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team were involved in a shooting incident in the 7100 block of Poplar Street at approximately 11:17 a.m. Wednesday. 

The incident began when Denver Police and DOC officers requested assistance in apprehending a suspect in a violent crime. Officers contacted the suspect in a parking lot outside the Highland Legends Apartments, 7151 Quebec St. The suspect was armed with a handgun and shots were fired. The Hispanic male suspect was hit multiple times and transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 12:09 p.m. No officers were injured in the incident.

Per Commerce City Police Department policy, the 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Team is conducting the investigation. Due to a heavy police presence, the public is advised to avoid the area. 

The investigation is active and no further information is available at this time.
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