Lakewood officers fatally shoot armed suspect near 13th and Sheridan

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- An armed man was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday night, the Lakewood Police Department said.

Police said the man was armed and firing a gun near Mountair Park near West 13th Avenue and Depew Street west of Sheridan Boulevard about 7:30 p.m.

An officer was on a routine patrol when they encountered the man. It's not known what the man was shooting at.

Police said the man refused commands to stop firing the gun. When the man took off, he began firing more shots, some at officers, who then returned fire near West 13th Avenue and Ames Street.

"The shots went on for a while so it's pretty crazy," resident Kyle Lecuir said. "Immediately, sirens started going off. Pretty wild."

Police said they recovered a handgun at the scene. No officers were injured.

Police spokesman John Romero said it's not known how many shots were fired and how many officers opened fire.

The suspect has not been identified. The Jefferson County Critical Incident Team is leading the investigation.

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