Westminster police investigating officer-involved shooting

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jun 26, 2018

WESTMINSTER — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon following a brief vehicle pursuit. 

At 1:52 p.m. Tuesday, Westminster police responded to a call of a burglary on the 10300 block of Dover Street. Police located a male and female suspect in a red vehicle and attempted to contact them, said Westminster police spokesperson Cheri Spottke. The female ran from the car and was taken into custody soon after. The male left in the vehicle and officers followed him, she said.  

The suspect went through a red light at 92nd Avenue and Harlan Street and was exiting a mall parking lot to return to the eastbound lanes of 92nd Avenue when a motorcycle officer attempted to stop him, Spottke said. The vehicle intentionally swerved to hit the motorcycle officer, police said. The officer pulled his gun and fired a round at the car. The car crossed the median into the westbound lanes of 92nd Avenue and came to a stop. 

The suspect was taken to an area hospital and is in unknown condition. 

Both directions of 92nd Avenue are closed between Sheridan Boulevard and Harland Street. Spottke said she expects the scene to stay active for several hours and for 92nd Avenue and Harlan Street to remain closed through the evening rush hour. Residents of Madison Hill can go through the mall parking lot and northbound on Eaton Street to return to their homes, police said. 

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