Department of Corrections officers shoot, kill wanted man

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DENVER (KDVR) — Update: 4:00 p.m.: According to the Department of Corrections, the suspect in this shooting died at the hospital.

A DOC spokeswoman said in a release, “the parolee appeared to aim a weapon at the officers.” The officers then shot the parolee, according to the release.

The parolee “absconded” from parole, which prompted the arrest warrant in this case, according to the DOC.

The suspect is a man in his 30s, but his identification is being held until next of kin is notified.

Original Story: Department of Corrections officers were tracking down a man on a parole violation, and shot him according to Denver police.

The man is now in the hospital in critical condition, according to DPD. No officers were hurt. Denver Chief of Major Crimes Division Joe Montoya said the suspect had a handgun.

The shooting happened around 11 a.m. at the Advenir apartment complex near 1000 S. Parker Rd.

Denver police will be conducting the investigation, along with Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details become available.

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