Arvada police kill car thief suspect who pulled out large knife

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ARVADA, Colo. (KDVR) — The Arvada Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 6800 block of W. 56 Ave. before 1:30 a.m., APD said.

According to Arvada police, two men were spotted in a stolen truck along Newland Way. Both men left the area when police arrived on scene. Police chased one suspect west along 56th  Ave. 

At one point, police said the suspect brandished a large knife. Police said they gave the suspect multiple commands to drop the weapon, but they say he ignored the directives.

Police then opened fire, shooting the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead on scene.

The suspect was identified as Kenneth Delton Hutcheson, 37.

No APD officers were injured during the incident. The Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the case.

Two APD officers have been placed on administrative leave pending investigative findings, police said.

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