Thornton Police kill suspect during confrontation | SkyHiNews.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Thornton Police kill suspect during confrontation

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say police shot and killed a burglary suspect after a confrontation in a Denver-area home.

The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released, died at a hospital after the shooting early Wednesday in the north Denver suburb of Thornton.

Police say the suspect was approaching two officers with his hand on a large knife in a sheath strapped to his side, and that he ignored orders to stop.

Authorities say one officer fired a Taser and the other fired a gun. Neither was reported to be injured.

Support Local Journalism

Police believe the suspect had ransacked the home, stolen the homeowner’s van and set fire to the vehicle in a store parking lot. They say he returned to the home, where he confronted the officers who had been called to the scene.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User