On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Denver Police Officers responded to the Niagara House Motel located at 6701 E. Colfax Ave. on a report of a party with a gun. Upon arrival the Officers arrested the party on a warrant, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a weapon. While being transported to the District 2 Station for further processing, the party was able to get out of the handcuffs and attacked the Officer. During the struggle a second Officer came to the assistance of the first Officer and the party was shot and pronounced dead at the hospital.
This matter as in all officer involved shootings will be investigated by the Denver Police Department and the Denver District Attorney’s Office. The Office of the Independent Monitor is actively monitoring the investigation.
The identity of the deceased party will be released by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.