Man suspected in Denver homicide fatally shot by police

July 4, 2019 GMT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected in the death of a woman in Denver has died after police shot him during a chase.

The shooting happened early Thursday in Lakewood. Denver police chasing the suspect forced him to stop after a crash with a police car around 4 a.m.

Denver police spokesman Kurt Barnes tells the Denver Post that the man, who has not been identified, ran and began shooting at officers continuing to pursue him on foot.

Barnes says the officers fired back.

Barnes says the man was suspected of killing a woman whose body was found Wednesday. Details of her death have not been released.


The man died at a hospital. Police say no officers were hurt.