Police targeted in fight caught on camera at 16th Street Mall

Posted at 8:50 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 16:09:05-04

DENVER -- Police in Denver responded to the 16th Street Mall on Monday night as more violence broke out in the popular shopping area. 

Video captured by a witness on the scene shows violence and a large police response on Monday night at about 10 p.m. Police first responded to break up fights, but soon became involved in the violence.

One witness said he lives near the mall and happened to be grabbing food when the violence broke out. 

Witnesses say police officers were at one point targets during the fist fights, but quickly turned and used mace to defend themselves.

Denver Police officials say one person faced arrest for public fighting and interference. The suspect later was identified as Shonquez Dorsey.

Police say thanks to increased security, they were able to respond nearly immediately after violence broke out. There were no reported injuries from the violence.

Watch the video below for eyewitness footage. 

In August, a brutal and vicious attack on the 16th Street Mall was caught on camera near 16th and Stout.           

The video, captured by a resident from his fourth-story apartment in the area, showed a man knocked to the ground and then beaten by a mob of attackers.

Another attack was also captured on camera. It showed a homeless man attacking others with a pipe in broad daylight on the 16th St. Mall.

Private security guards are now patrolling the 16th Street Mall, in addition to Denver police officer.


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