Armed man shot by Westminster SWAT officers serving search warrant

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — An armed man was shot by SWAT officers while they were attempting to serve a search warrant on Wednesday morning, the Westminster Police Department said.

Officers attempted to serve the warrant for the Aurora Police Department about 5:45 a.m. in the 7200 block of Hooker Street.

When officers entered the home, a man pointed a gun at them, police said. Officers then opened fire, hitting the man.

The man, whose name and age weren’t released, was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. It’s not known what the arrest warrant was for.

No officers were injured, police said.

Hooker Street was closed between West 71st Avenue and West 72nd Avenue for the investigation by the 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Investigation team.

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