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Denver police officer released from hospital after being shot in the leg, suspect in serious condition

Denver police chief Robert White briefs the media after an officer was shot in the leg.

(Denver Police)

A Denver police officer who was shot in the leg during a confrontation Wednesday night was treated at a hospital and later released, authorities said.

The suspect was also shot and was in grave condition, Denver police chief Robert White said at a press conference. The suspect identity is not immediately released.

The officer, not immediately identified, was on a routine bicycle patrol when they were flagged down by someone who reported a robbery, FOX31 Denver reported.

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Two bystanders were wounded in the crossfire between the officer and the suspect to the station. It was not clear how they were injured.

The bystanders suffered minor injuries.

 

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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