Police shoot, kill man at Westminster apartment complex

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — Police fatally shot a man in Westminster Thursday evening.

According to the Westminster Police Department, the shooting occurred about 7:40 p.m. in the 6900 block of Stuart Street, which is home to an apartment complex.

Officers were serving a search warrant, as the man was wanted for several felonies, police said.

When officers entered the unit, the suspect appeared with a hand gun and allegedly pointed it at officers. Two WPD sergeants fired their weapons.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not yet said whether the suspect fired his weapon.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

Both officers who discharged their weapons are sergeants with the Westminster Police Department.  One Sergeant has over 30 years of service in law enforcement and has been on the S.W.A.T. team for 19 years.  The second sergeant has over 15 years of service in law enforcement and has been a member of the S.W.A.T. team for over 6 years.  This is the first officer involved shooting for both sergeants. 

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