Officer shot while executing search warrant in Northglenn; suspect killed

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NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- An officer with the Northglenn Police Department was shot while executing a narcotics search warrant on Thursday morning, police said.

The incident happened about 10 a.m. in the 10900 block of East 109th Place.

Officers were executing a no-knock search warrant when the suspect opened fire. Officers returned fire, hitting and killing the suspect.

The officer, who was with the Northglenn SWAT team and is part of the North Metro Drug Task Force Team, was shot in the arm and leg, and was taken to Denver Health in stable condition. He was later released.

Officers had been investigating the address for cocaine sales and there were known gang affiliations.

Police said eight people were taken into custody and three juveniles were inside the home.

The officer and the suspect have not been identified.

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