Denver police looking for man who fired at officers

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DENVER — Denver police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a car who fired shots at officers Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened when officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 4500 block of West 1st Avenue around 12:30 a.m., said Denver police spokesman John White.

As the officers approached the car, a man inside started firing a gun at them, White said.

The man then fled the scene. He was last seen in the area of West 5th Avenue and Bryant Street, White said.

The man is described as Hispanic or Native American in his mid-20s to 30s. He has long dark hair.

The man was driving a 2000 Cadillac Deville that is hand painted grey. The vehicle may have a broken passenger side window and has a South Dakota license plate of 49CAR9.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.