Federal agents involved in shooting in SW Denver; 1 suspect dead

Posted at 3:45 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 12:30:52-05

UPDATE on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:16 a.m.: This story has been updated to include information on the identity of the suspects and an update from police about their conditions.

DENVER – Law enforcement agents assisting U.S. Marshals Service were involved in a shooting in the 200 block of S. Canosa Court that left two people, believed to be suspects, injured Friday around 3 p.m.

No officers were injured in the incident and the two people who were injured were transported to Denver Health Medical Center. Deputy U.S. Marshals were attempting to serve a warrant when the shooting occurred and a federal task force was assisting them, Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman said at an afternoon news conference. S. Canosa Ct. is in southwest Denver near Alameda and Federal.

Schepman said the man was a passenger in the vehicle and was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for a probation violation. The shooting happened during a vehicle stop, he said. He said he was not sure if there was an exchange of gunfire between the agents and suspects, but said at least one agent fired their weapon.

In a tweet Saturday, Denver police identified the suspects as a man and a woman. An official said via Twitter that the man had died at the hospital and that the woman remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Schepman said the stop was not immigration relate and said no Denver officers were involved.

This is the 13th police shooting in Colorado so far in 2019 and the second in Denver.