DENVER (KDVR) — Two suspects were arrested in Denver after they were allegedly involved in a robbery, a short pursuit and then a shooting with police.
Report of burglary in Thornton
The incident initially began at 3:35 a.m. when Thornton officers were called to a burglary at the VFW on 10217 Quivas St.
According to TPD, when officers arrived at the VFW, they noticed the suspect’s car pulling out of the parking lot. The officers, who were in an unmarked car, followed the suspects to the area of 84th Avenue and Greenwood Boulevard.
At that time, one of the suspects in the car fired at the officers and a pursuit down southbound Interstate 25 began.
Suspects crash in Denver
The pursuit came to an end when the suspects exited on 48th Avenue and lost control and crashed in the 4800 block of Eliot in the Chaffee Park neighborhood. At the time of the crash, the driver and the passenger ran from the scene.
DPD said the driver turned around and fired shots at an officer. The officer returned fire and struck the suspect who was then taken into custody. The passenger was also taken into custody.
No officers were injured, according to TPD. The suspect who was shot is in stable condition at a local hospital.
DPD confirmed that no Denver officers were involved in the incident, the department is only investigating the case as it concluded within city limits.
The case is now being investigated by DPD, Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.