Man killed in exchange of gunfire with Parker police

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PARKER, Colo. — Officers shot and killed a man during an exchange of gunfire on Saturday night, the Parker Police Department said.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. near an apartment complex in the 10800 block of Twenty Mile Road.

The suspect was later identified as 35-year-old Michael Marin of Montrose. Marin is believed to be responsible for robberies at three fast-food restaurants in Mesa County.

No officers were injured.

Spokesman Josh Hans said police were called shortly before 10 p.m. about a report of a suspicious man knocking on doors at the apartment complex.

Officers located the suspect’s vehicle, which had been stolen in Mesa County.

Hans said when officers confronted the suspect, shooting started between the suspect and three officers. The suspect was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

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