Police find 1 man dead inside Cheesman Park apartment after standoff

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DENVER -- Denver Police SWAT team members stormed an apartment Thursday night, almost six hours after a man fired shots and then refused to come out.

They found one man dead inside the apartment at E. 10th Avenue and Race Street according to a post on Twitter at about 8 p.m.

Police spokesman Det. John White says multiple shots were fired out of the front door of an apartment at 1077 Race St. just before 2 p.m.

Responding officers set up a perimeter. White says the person who rents the apartment remained inside.

Police tried to make contact with the man but they did not have any success.

The immediate area around E. 10th Avenue and Race Street was closed to traffic. Police also blocked off part of Cheesman Park.

No one else was hurt in the incident.

Police were working to find out why the person fired multiple shots out of the front door of the apartment.

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