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Police shoot, kill man in suburban Denver neighborhood

Aerial footage of the shooting scene on Glen Dee Drive off Colfax and Kipling in Lakewood on...
Aerial footage of the shooting scene on Glen Dee Drive off Colfax and Kipling in Lakewood on Jan. 12, 2021.(CBS Denver)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 8:24 PM MST
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DENVER (KKTV) - Officers shot and killed a man following a confrontation in a Lakewood neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Police began getting calls around noon reporting an armed man trying to break into cars at a luxury dealership near Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street. The suspect had already left the area when officers got to the scene at Prestige Imports.

Minutes later, officers were called to a possible robbery at the Safeway down the block. While investigating that incident, officers saw a man directly across the street fitting the description of the person seen at the dealership.

“Agents attempted to contact the suspect when he ran to a driveway in a nearby residence,” the police department wrote in a news release on the incident. “The suspect was armed with a handgun and pointed it at agents. Agents then fired at the suspect.”

The suspect died at the scene and has not been identified at the time of this writing. The original description police were given for the suspect was a white male in his mid-20s or 30s.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard in police shootings.

No officers were hurt.

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