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Man critically wounded in officer-involved shooting in south Denver; no officers injured

Posted at 11:56 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 07:57:55-05

DENVER — A man was transported to the hospital in critical condition following an officer-involved shooting in Denver Tuesday night. 

No officers were injured in the incident, according to a tweet from Denver Police. 

The shooting occurred at a home in the 2200 block of South Clermont Street after police were called to the south Denver residence around 10 p.m. on a report of a family disturbance.

According to police, a responding officer approaching the house heard gunshots coming from inside and shot the suspect during a confrontation at some point during the call.

No other person was injured by gunfire, and no other suspect was involved, police say.

The adult male wounded in the shooting, whose name and age has yet to be released, remained in critical condition as of 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say they are waiting on a search warrant and will be at the home for several hours conducting an investigation. 

Police did not immediately release the identity of the officer involved in the shooting. He will likely be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, which is standard protocol for these types of incidents. 

This marks the fourth officer-involved shooting in the Denver area and the second for DPD in a week.

A Denver officer fatally shot Alex Duran, 29, last Tuesday during a burglary-in-progress call in southwest Denver. The next day, a Brighton police officer shot and injured a suspect during a scuffle. The man was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. 

And Saturday night, Troy Michael Jacques, 41, was shot and killed by an Aurora officer after police say the suspect pulled a handgun during a traffic stop.