Resident shoots at knife-wielding suspect in string of LoDo burglaries

DENVER — A knife-wielding suspect is in custody after shots were fired during a string of burglaries in Lower Downtown on Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

Several officers were in the area of 15th and Blake streets after the burglaries at three businesses and two residences were reported about 6:30 a.m.

Police said shots were fired during one of the residential burglaries. The suspect, who police said was believed to be armed with a knife, was not hit, police said.

The apartment building at 1510 Blake St. has shattered glass and a broken door.

“It’s a little ridiculous,” said Zachary Davis, who called 911.

He saw shattered glass when he went to take his dog outside about 6:30 a.m.

The break-ins were up and down Blake Street, at various businesses and apartments. Some places have broken doors, while others have broken skylights.

When the suspect tried to break into 1560 Blake St., a resident shot at him, police said.

No one was hurt and the suspect, who was not injured, was taken into custody.

“It’s frustrating, it’s disheartening,” Davis said.

Police don’t know what the suspect took, if anything. They believe all of the break-ins are related.

The name and age of the suspect were not released.