Officer-involved shooting under investigation following traffic stop in Thornton

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THORNTON, Colo. (KDVR) — The Thornton Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly fired shots during a traffic stop.

Police said it happened after 8:30 a.m. Friday in the area of 115th and Colorado Boulevard.

Colorado Blvd is closed in both directions from 112th Avenue to 115th Avenue. Thornton Police say Explore Elementary has been placed on Secure Alert under an abundance of caution.

TPD is looking for a Hispanic male, wearing a black hat, black hoodie, white t-shirt, and blue jeans. Police believe he is armed with a handgun and may have stolen a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee from the area. License Plate #OLD489. If seen call 911. Do not approach the vehicle as the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

This incident is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting, according to TPD.

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