Denver police shoot, kill armed man after standoff at apartment building

DENVER -- A man was killed after he was shot by officers after a standoff at an apartment building near West 13th Avenue and Speer Boulevard late Monday night, the Denver Police Department said.

It started about 10 p.m. at the Marquis at the Parkway apartments at 1170 Galapago St.

Police said a neighbor called 911 after hearing someone threatening to shoot another person inside a unit on the fourth floor of the building.

After a standoff, police said a man came out with a black handgun and threatened officers in the hallway.

Multiple officers shot the man and he was taken to the hospital. Police said he later died at the hospital.

"It's something you have to tactically deal with," police said about the incident. "We have some safety equipment that was brought in to try and afford the officers some more cover, but as anybody knows, going down a hallway there's not a whole lot of cover for officers to seek."

No officers were injured.

The Aurora Police Department will investigate the shooting.

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