Denver police shoot and injure man suspected of burglary, carjacking

Denver police officers shot and wounded a man while responding to a reported burglary Monday afternoon in an east Denver neighborhood.

Police responded about noon Monday to the 900 block of North Monaco Parkway in the Montclair neighborhood after neighbors reported three men breaking into a home, Denver police Division Chief Ron Thomas said during a news conference Monday afternoon. Officers found a deceased person at the scene and saw one suspect fleeing the area, whom they caught and took into custody.

A few minutes later, officers heard gunfire nearby and found another suspect attempting a carjacking, Thomas said. Officers fired at the man, injuring him. The man was taken into custody and hospitalized. Police believe the burglary and the carjacking are connected.

A third man suspected in the burglary has not been arrested, Thomas said. Police believe the man fled the area in a black Honda sedan with temporary license plates.

The deceased person has not been identified nor is it known if the person knew the suspects, Thomas said.

Aurora and Denver police will investigate the police shooting, Thomas said.

The injured man is the second person Denver police have shot and wounded in 2020. Denver police killed nine others this year, according to records maintained by The Denver Post.

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