Officer shoots, kills suspect during fight in Westminster road

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — At least one officer was involved in a shooting in Westminster on Saturday evening that left one person dead.

About 8:45 p.m., the Westminster Police Department got a call about several people fighting and responded to the area of Federal Boulevard and Stratford Lake Drive.

When police arrived, two males approached an officer and “refused to obey commands,” according to police. A physical altercation ensued and the officer fired his gun, striking one of the men.

Authorities said medics responded and took a suspect to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead. The identity of the suspect will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

Northbound Federal Boulevard was shut down from 112th Avenue to Stratford Lakes Drive (that becomes Ranch Reserve Parkway) while police investigated.

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