Stabbing suspect fatally shot by Denver police officer

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DENVER — A man accused of stabbing his mother in the neck who then was shot by a Denver police officer after leading a foot pursuit died in the hospital early Monday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

The incident happened about 6:20 p.m. Sunday  at the Capital City mobile home park (4545 Morrison Road). Police said a woman told them her son had stabbed her in the neck and that the suspect had fled the scene.

Police said a man who fit the description of the suspect was seen holding a long knife. Police said the suspect led two officers on a foot pursuit and when he approached officers with the knife, the suspect was shot.

Denver Police Chief Robert White said the man gave police no choice but to shoot. The suspect was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where he later died.

The suspect has not been identified. The officer who fired the shots has not been identified and was placed on routine administrative leave.

The woman suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. No officers were injured.

 

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