Woman dies after firefight with Denver police on West Colfax

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DENVER– A woman died following a shootout involving Denver police near West Colfax and Perry Street in Denver around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

According to Denver police, they spotted a suspicious SUV at the 7-11 at West Colfax and Perry Street. Police tried to contact two people inside of the SUV, but a woman got out and ran away, while firing at officers, according to police.

“What we believe at this time is the female turned and fired at the officers, officers returned fire striking her. She did receive a significant injury. There were a significant number of shots fired. I can’t tell you how many by the officers and the suspects, but there were a significant number of shots fired”, Division Chief, Ron Thomas said.

The woman who was shot was taken to the hospital, where she later died. The man who was in the vehicle was taken into custody and is cooperating with police.

The man taken into custody was identified Friday as 31-year-old Justin Lucero.

According to a document obtained by FOX31, police found a syringe loaded with suspected methamphetamine on the floor of the suspect’s vehicle, along with a wrapper.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

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