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DENVER -- A Denver police officer was injured Friday morning after being involved in a traffic accident while responding to an officer-involved shooting outside a Wal-Mart in Stapleton, the Denver Police Department said.
The two-vehicle accident happened at Smith Road and Central Park Boulevard, just south of Interstate 70 and east of the Wal-Mart.
Police say John Thomas Clark, wanted for a sex offense, met with an officer in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 7800 Smith Road. The suspect became confrontational and pepper spray was used and shots were fired.
Clark, who had a warrant out for his arrest for a failure to appear, was transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound in his shoulder. He is in serious but not critical condition.
The officer involved in the traffic accident and the other driver were transported to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.