ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — An Englewood police officer fired at a man who nearly hit an officer with a stolen SUV while taking off from a reported burglary, according to the Englewood Police Department.
Officers responded to a business in the 2900 block of South Umatilla Street at approximately 1:46 a.m. Thursday for a report of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, a man in a reportedly stolen black 2019 Audi SQ5 took off, crashing through a fence and almost hitting an Englewood officer, police said. Another officer responding to the incident fired his duty weapon at the man, but he was able to drive away, according to police.
No officers were hurt during the incident.
The SUV had front end damage and an Auto Nation placard in place of the license plate.
At 8:41 a.m., the department reported police activity in the area of West Dartmouth to West Bates avenues and South Vallejo Street for a ground search for the man. A Reverse 911 was sent to the affected residences and businesses, and police ask people to avoid the area.
At approximately 10 a.m., Englewood police said the man was taken into custody. He was identified as Lars A. Bowen, 34. At the time of his arrest, he was in the Audi, which police recovered.
He was not injured from the officer firing his weapon.
Bowen faces charges of criminal attempt of first-degree murder, second-degree burglary, aggravated motor vehicle theft and felony eluding.
The 18th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Response Team is responding to investigate.
This is a developing story and will be updated.