Neither the Denver police officer who was shot Wednesday evening, neither the suspect who died, is identified.
A suspect is linked to the Wednesday night’s shooting of a Denver police officer has died, Denver police said Thursday.
The unknown suspect was transported to the hospital after an exchange of gunfire with the police in the vicinity of the Colorado state Capitol.
The police officer, who was not identified, was shot in the leg and was treated and released from a hospital Wednesday night, Denver’s Fox 31 reported.
A suspect involved in the Denver officer-involved shooting dies https://t.co/m4t5zBrJhX pic.twitter.com/q3S43YtXUB
— FOX31 Denver KDVR (@KDVR), June 14, 2018
Two bystanders suffered ” minor injuries,” but the details were not available, the station reported.
UPDATE: The adult male suspect who was involved in yesterday’s officer-involved shooting was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 2 others who were injured suffered minor injuries. #Denver
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice), June 14, 2018
According to the police, the officer involved was on routine bicycle patrol when the flag is down about a robbery at a nearby 7-Eleven store just before 8 a.m.
The officer saw the suspect and began to approach him when gunfire was exchanged.
It is not clear who fired, but witnesses described a chaotic scene.
“We were worried to hear all that shooting,” witness Ladel Mack told the Denver Post.