Man killed in Commerce City officer-involved shooting


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) — Commerce City police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Friday morning.

Police said they received numerous reports of shots fired near East 113th Avenue and Iola Street around 6:58 a.m. The suspect truck was described as white with a black stripe.

“The investigation revealed the male rammed his vehicle into a female victim’s vehicle.  The male got out of his vehicle and fired at least one shot at the victim.  She was able to escape the area in her vehicle.  The suspect and victim had previously been involved in a relationship,” police said in a statement issued Friday afternoon.

Commerce City police said they saw the truck near 104th and Potomac Street and it failed to yield to officers.

The suspect continued driving and got into a crash at 104th and Blackhawk Street, according to police.

When officers arrived on scene, a shooting took place. The male suspect was shot by an officer, according to CCPD. Police on scene tried to perform CPR, but the suspect was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

An investigation is underway to determine how many officers were involved in the shooting.

The eastbound lanes of 104th Avenue were closed at Colorado Highway 2.

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