DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Police Department says an officer opened fire on a gunman who pointed a gun and was somehow injured during the shooting and arrest.
This happened in the neighborhood Green Valley Ranch.
Division Chief Ron Thomas said officers were responding at around 8 pm on Wednesday to a call that someone in a house in the 3900 block of Triq Malta was threatening with a weapon.
Officers arrived and confronted the suspect, a man, in the backyard of the home, and found him armed with a handgun, Thomas said. He said the officers commanded him to drop the gun but he did not listen, so they used a Taser against him.
“That deployment was ineffective,” Thomas said. The man entered the house, but the officers could still see him in the house.
“At one point he threatened the officers with a gun. One officer fired a number of rounds at the individual,” then the man disappeared, Thomas said.
Officers “started calling the individual out again” and he ultimately walked out the front door, still armed, Thomas said. They convinced him to drop the gun and took him into custody.
Thomas said he did not appear to have been hit by the rounds fired at him, but suffered “minor injuries,” potentially from “shrapnel or fragments of glass or something like that, but very, very insignificant injuries.”
It was not known if the man fired his weapon, Thomas said.
The man did not live in the house but had some connection to it, Thomas said. He said that the man did not know the current occupants of the house.
The Police said that no officer was injured.
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