Police shoot, kill armed suspect at Federal Heights apartment complex

Posted at 5:50 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 08:33:02-04

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. – Police shot and killed a man at a Federal Heights apartment complex early Wednesday.

A woman called police around 10 p.m. saying a man was heading to her apartment and she was worried about the safety of herself and her daughter. Officers responded to the Tuscan Heights apartments on West 85th Avenue, arriving before the suspect.

Police said the suspect, who had a warrant for a parole violation, arrived around 1:30 a.m. in a car with three other people. He was armed with a handgun, according to police.

All four people got out of the car and officers ordered the suspect to drop his gun. The man refused and got back in the car and an officer opened fire, according to police. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Police fired the only shots and no officers were hurt.

Two others were taken into custody and one person is still on the loose. Police said they don’t believe the person to be a threat.

The officer who shot the suspect is on leave, which is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.