1 killed by Lakewood police as they responded to robbery call

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — One person has died after being shot by police in Lakewood who were responding to trespassing and robbery calls.

The officer-involved shooting happened around noon near the intersection of Colfax and Garrison.

Police said they were initially called to a car dealership where a man was trying to get into cars. When they arrived, there were similar reports from the parking lot of a neighboring Safeway.

Officers spotted a man matching the suspect’s description and chased him into a residential neighborhood where police say he pulled a gun on them.

“That suspect was armed, that suspect did produce a handgun, did point it at agents. That’s when the suspect was shot and killed by agents. A gun was recovered at the scene,” Lakewood police spokesperson John Romero said.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s or 30s, but his identity has not been released.

SkyFOX flew over the scene and captured video of several police officers gathering outside multiple businesses and residences in the area. Officers had crime scene tape up around a Big O Tires location as well as at least one residence.

No officers were injured.

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