LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR) — One person was killed after an officer-involved shooting in Littleton early Thursday morning.
According to the Littleton Police Department, there was a heavy police presence in the 5600 block of Bannock Street near the intersection of Bannock Street and Powers Circle following an officer-involved shooting at around 1:05 a.m. Thursday.
LPD said officers spotted a suspicious motorcycle in the area and initiated a traffic stop. The man on the motorcycle crashed and began to run from officers. LPD said the man then turned around and showed a gun and that is when one officer shot at him.
LPD confirmed the motorcycle had been stolen.
The man was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead. LPD confirmed no officers were injured in the shooting.
The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office identified the suspect as 41-year-old Stephen Charles Poolson Jr. He died of a gunshot wound.
While the investigation is ongoing, there was no threat to the community, police said.