Denver police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a suburban home Thursday night.
A spokesman for the department told the Denver Post that officers responded to the call at 7:15 p.m. after a man called 911 reporting he was shot and died from his injuries.
“The man was shot multiple times by an officer and died shortly thereafter,” said Denver Police Capt. Ryan Clark.
“He was shot twice in the head and once in the chest, but did not require surgery at this time.”
Denver Police Chief Mark Beckner was asked about the officer-shooting in an interview with CBS Denver, saying he was aware of the investigation.
“There’s no reason to speculate on that at this point,” he said.
“I can’t comment on the circumstances of an officer-related incident.”
The Denver Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that took place at a home in the 700 block of West Park Drive.
A man who lives there told police he heard multiple gunshots about 8:30 p.l.
Thursday night, and that he then saw the suspect running.
A witness called 911 and described the man as “tough, tough, tough” and said he “looked like he was gonna take me out,” the Denver Police report said.
A woman who lived in the home told police that she heard a gunshot about 7:30 a.m., but that she didn’t know who it was coming from.
A male neighbor, who also lives in the house, told police the man told him he had been shot and “I just don’t know what’s going on,” the report said, adding that he did not know if he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Police are investigating whether the shooting was accidental or an attempted robbery.
Beckner said there was no indication of any sort of gang rivalry at the home.
“This is a very serious situation,” he told reporters at a news conference.
“We are investigating this as a homicide.”
The investigation is being conducted by the Denver County District Attorney’s Office.
The home is owned by the Colorado Family Alliance.
A vigil was held Thursday night outside the home to honor the man.