DENVER — The person suspected of robbing a bank on East Colfax was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer Saturday morning.
According to Denver Police Chief Robert White, the robbery suspect pointed what appeared to be a gun at an officer after robbing the US Bank near East Colfax Avenue and Leyden Street.
UPDATE: Chief White confirms (at scene) that robbery suspect pointed what appeared to be a gun at Ofcr after robbing bank.
— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) September 21, 2013
An off-duty Denver police officer in the area shot the suspect in the 6300 block of East Colfax just after 10:40 a.m. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Colfax was shut down at Leyden while investigators surveyed the scene.
The off-duty officer was in uniform, which is permitted, according to police. The officer has not been identified.