Man injured in shooting by Commerce City officers in Denver

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A man wearing body armor was injured in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

The shooting happened in a parking lot in an industrial area at East 47th Avenue Drive and Quebec Street, near the Sapp Bros. truck stop.

Officers with the Commerce City Police Department responded to reports of an altercation between a man and a woman at a Romantix adult bookstore at 4810 Pontiac St. about 5:30 a.m.

When officers arrived, the man went to the nearby parking lot of Hensley Battery and Electrics in Denver. Police followed and shot at the suspect, hitting him in the leg. It's not known how many officers fired their weapons.

The man was taken to University of Colorado Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. He has not been identified. No officers were injured.

The woman who was with the man was last seen leaving the scene in a black Dodge pickup truck. She was found just before 10 a.m. and taken into custody at Interstate 25 and East 120th Avenue in Northglenn, police said.

No officers with the Denver Police Department were involved, but its detectives will lead the investigation because the incident ended in its jurisdiction.

 

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