NewsLocal News


Armed man allegedly with stolen motorcycle shot, killed by Littleton police

The suspect took off running and at some point took out a handgun and the officer shot the man, police said.
Posted at 5:13 AM, Feb 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-27 18:00:48-05

LITTLETON, Colo. — An armed man was shot and killed by a Littleton police officer early Thursday morning.

Investigators said the officer was attempting to approach a man they described as suspicious on a motorcycle off west Broadway in the5600 block of Bannock Street near Littleton High School.

Police said at some point the man took off running and took out a handgun and the officer shot the suspect. The suspect did not shoot back and the officer was not hurt, a spokesperson said.

On Friday, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office identified the man as 41-year-old Stephen Charles Poolson, Jr.

Police had the intersection blocked off all morning and asked the public to avoid the area, but as of 8:30 a.m., the scene was cleared.

Poolson, Jr. was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


D7 follow up bar 2460x400.jpg
The Follow Up
What do you want Denver7 to follow up on? Is there a story, topic or issue you want us to revisit? Let us know with the contact form below.