DENVER (KDVR) — A man was shot by Denver Police on Thursday afternoon near 46th Avenue and York Street.
Denver Police said officers were responding to a weapons-related call just after 2:30 p.m. when the incident occurred.
Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas said someone was reportedly threatening people with a handgun in the area of 45th Avenue and St. Paul Street. Officers responded and found a man matching the description around 2:50 p.m.
Thomas said the suspect pulled what appeared to be a pistol, and officers opened fire. Thomas said the gun turned out to be an airsoft pistol that looked like a real semiautomatic handgun.
The suspect was in critical condition but is expected to survive, Thomas said. He said the suspect faces counts of felony menacing.
Police said no officers or other people were injured during the incident.
This is a developing story. SkyFOX and FOX31’s Gabby Easterwood are heading to the scene.