Police shoot man at apartment complex in SE Denver

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) An investigation is underway after police shot and critically injured a knife-wielding man accused of trying to assault an officer at a southeast Denver apartment complex.

Sgt. Steve Warneke tells The Denver Post that officers were called to the apartment complex at about 9 a.m. Friday on reports of a suicidal man with a knife. The sergeant says the man, whose name has not been released, was shot after police tried numerous times to subdue him with less-lethal force.

Warneke declined to say how many times the officer fired.

The Denver District Attorney's Office will review the shooting to determine if it was justified.


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