Man killed in Lakewood officer-involved shooting

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A man wanted on multiple violent felony warrants was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Monday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Harlan Street near West Florida Avenue just before 11 a.m.

When officers arrived, they were told the man was inside a home after being invited inside by residents.

Officers made verbal contact with the 22-year-old suspect, who was in the basement, and set up a perimeter around the home.

An officer in the backyard reported the man tried to leave by crawling through a basement window, police said.

The suspect was confronted by the officer and was found to be armed with a handgun.

Police said after the man refused several commands to give up the weapon, the officer fired several shots.

CPR was performed and the man was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The officer was placed on routine administrative leave. The Jefferson County Critical Response Team will investigate the shooting.

The suspect will be identified pending notification of next of kin.

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