Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot in shootout with Denver police in Five Points neighborhood

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DENVER — The Denver Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Five Points neighborhood north of downtown, near Curtis Street and 26th Street.

Police say they first got reports of someone in the area trying to break into homes. According to witnesses on scene, a man was seen trying to pry open doors.

During a press conference held early Thursday morning, officers say they tried to make contact with the man, but he turned and started firing at them.

Police started to chase the man on foot and returned fire. The suspect was injured near 26th Street and Curtis. At least a half-dozen shots were exchanged between the man and police.

On Thursday afternoon, police shared a tweet stating that the suspect died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Monday, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified the man as Trevante Johnson, 25. The office confirmed he died by suicide.

The incident remains under investigation.

 

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