Commerce City Police involved in shootout while responding to unrelated homicide

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — While responding to a telephone for shots fired, Commerce City Police officers were progressive successful a shootout that astir injured 1 serviceman and sent 1 antheral to the hospital.

Officers were dispatched to the country of 69th Avenue and Fairfax Drive astatine astir 5:30 p.m. for a shots fired call. When officers arrived, they recovered a antheral who was down from a gunshot wound, according to the Commerce City Police Chief Clint Nichols. He was aboriginal pronounced dead.

While connected scene, 2 officers recovered a idiosyncratic matching the statement provided by witnesses and followed him to an alley wherever they began speaking with him. This antheral told officers helium had thing to bash with the deadly shooting, which the officers believed, Nichols said.

While inactive successful the alley, a antithetic antheral began firing astatine the officers. A slug went done 1 officer’s garment sleeve, but helium was not injured. Six officers full returned gunfire. The antheral shooting astatine the officers was shot, but it’s unclear however galore times, according to Nichols.

The injured antheral was taken to the hospital, and constabulary bash not cognize his existent condition. The different antheral constabulary were archetypal speaking to was not injured.

The section is not definite if anyone other was besides firing astatine officers during the incident.

Full communicative via Denver7

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