Commerce City officer’s gun fires in convenience store while arresting suspect

Commerce City officer’s gun fires in convenience store while arresting suspect

A Commerce City police officer’s gun was fired Thursday while officers battled a combative man inside a convenience store while arresting him.

The incident unfolded at about 10:40 a.m. when officers were called to East 58th Avenue and Newport Street on a report of an armed man threatening a victim, police said.

When officers arrived, they spotted a suspect vehicle connected to the incident, matching a description given by witnesses, a news release said. The driver of the vehicle fled the area and after a short pursuit the suspect vehicle was abandoned near East 52nd Place and Newport Street and the driver fled on foot.

Officers chased the suspect on foot and found him in a convenience store in the 5400 block of Quebec Street, police said.

“While attempting to place the combative male into custody an officer discharged their [sic] duty weapon,” the news release said. No one was hit by the gunfire.

The suspect, who was not named, was taken to the Adams County Jail and held on suspicion of felony menacing, eluding, resisting arrest and second degree assault on a police officer.

Police did not identify the officer who fired the service weapon. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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