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Denver police SUV rolls over during pursuit of shooting suspect

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Posted at 6:03 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 12:22:23-04

DENVER – Two Denver Police Department officers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a short pursuit of a shooting suspect in west Denver Thursday afternoon.

According to the department, officers were investigating a shooting that happened near West 1st Avenue and North Knox Court in which an adult was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers who responded to the scene found the suspect’s vehicle and pursued it, the department said. While trying to stop the vehicle, one of the DPD SUVs rolled over near West Tennessee Avenue and South Raleigh Street.

The two officers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the department.

The suspect was arrested near South Tennyson Street and West Tennessee Avenue and was not injured, according to DPD. The department identified the man on Friday as 39-year-old Juan Haynes. He's being held for first-degree assault causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon and vehicular eluding.

Roads near the crash were closed as of 6 p.m., and police said the investigation into the shooting and pursuit were ongoing.