Denver police shoot and kill robbery suspect on East Colfax

DENVER -- Police officers shot and killed a robbery suspect along East Colfax Avenue during the height of the afternoon rush hour on Wednesday.

The shooting shut down Colfax Avenue at Quebec Street in both directions for several hours.

The suspect had a gun in his hand, according to the Denver Police Department. Surveillance video from nearby Buffalo Bills Wings and Things showed the confrontation and shooting.

Police said officers approached the suspect’s vehicle and saw a gun in his hand. Witnesses described chaotic and scary moments as police started shooting.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was killed. The suspect’s female passenger was injured and taken to a hospital.

One officer was taken to a hospital with nongunshot-related injuries.

Zach Gabani of Buffalo Bills Wings and Things said he ran outside as soon as he heard the shots to see what happened.

“The cops are on the car and there’s one guy slumped over,” Gabani said.

Gabani said his business was negatively impacted by the crime scene.