Police shoot suspect near Thornton Parkway and Grant Street

THORNTON, Colo. -- Police responded to an officer-involved shooting in the 9700 block of Grant Street in Thornton on Thursday.

The Thornton Police Department said a suspect was shot and taken to a hospital. No officers were hurt.

A police spokesman said it started when officers approached a vehicle parked outside Gordman's store. The driver took off in the vehicle and a chase began.

The vehicle crashed on the median on the road between the Walmart parking lot and the Golden Corral restaurant.

Police said the suspect got out, started running and something happened that caused an officer to open fire.

The suspect was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported a large police response in the area of Thornton Parkway and Grant Street.