Attempted murder suspect critically wounded after police shooting in Denver

East Yale Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard OIS
Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 14:24:31-05

DENVER — A man wanted in connection with an attempted homicide case in Arvada was shot and critically wounded in a police shooting in south Denver Wednesday afternoon, according to the Denver Police Department. No officers were injured.

The shooting was reported on Twitter at 3:34 p.m. and occurred behind a shopping center near the intersection of East Yale Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard.

Denver police said fugitive investigators and members of Denver SWAT tracked the unidentified male suspect to the shopping center and attempted to take him into custody.

When officers moved in, the suspect ran from the area and into his car parked behind the business he was visiting, police said. Officers surrounded his vehicle and commanded him to comply. But the suspect retrieved a handgun instead and threatened surrounding officers, according to police.

The department said two officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect an unknown number of times. He received first-aid on scene and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said a woman was with the suspect at the time he was seen leaving a business in the area. It's unclear if she was arrested.

Police said the man was wanted in connection to a shooting involving a Door Dash driver at 7131 West 84th Way in Arvada Sunday night.

Police said the suspect was angry when the delivery driver parked in front of a stolen car the suspect was in. After an exchange of words, the suspect allegedly shot the delivery driver in the face. The victim was treated on scene and released.

On Friday, officials identified the man who was shot as Vincent Martinez.