DENVER – A man died after a shooting involving Denver police officers in the Barnum neighborhood Friday afternoon.
The shooting, in the area of W. 1st Avenue and Perry Street, was reported by Denver police just after 5 p.m. Friday. Police confirmed the man involved is dead.
Officials said via Twitter a “large police presence” is on scene investigating. Officers on scene said it started as a call for shots fired, with someone shooting a gun into the air near Morrison Road and Ohio Avenue.
When police arrived, they began pursuing the car believed to be involved. The pursuit went into Lakewood then back into Denver ending with the car crashing on its own near W. 1st Avenue and Perry Street.
The man then got out of the car and shot at police, investigators said.
ALERT: There is a large police presence in the area of W 1st & Perry St due to an officer-involved shooting. Roads closed in the area, motorist are advised to use alternate routes. This is an active investigation, updates are forthcoming and will be posted to this thread. #Denver pic.twitter.com/zZVBXJgvgo— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) May 14, 2021
In a tweet, police said a male suspect was taken to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound. The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No officers were injured, DPD said. The investigation is ongoing and drivers are asked to avoid the area.