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Man fatally shot by police in Lakewood identified

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Posted at 10:40 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 00:40:19-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot to death by police in suburban Denver.

Lakewood Police Cmdr. Mark Reeves says 57-year-old Scott Johnson, of Littleton, was shot when he drew a handgun as officers tried to break up an argument between him and a woman in front of the police station on Sept. 20. Johnson died at a hospital.

The woman was not injured.

Police say the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave during an investigation by the Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team. No other information was released.