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Arvada officer mistakenly shoots another officer

Officer's injuries are minor
Posted at 10:43 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 13:28:31-04

ARVADA, Colo. — While the Arvada Police Department was responding to call for a person down, one Arvada officer mistakenly shot another officer.

According to a spokesperson for the Arvada police, a call came in at 6:20 p.m. for person who was down in the 6400 block of 60th Avenue.

An officer came around the corner, sensed some kind of threat and fired a shot, which hit another officer, according to the spokesperson.

The officer had a minor injury from the shooting. He was checked out at the hospital and released an hour or two afterward, police said.

Only one shot was fired, police said.

The Arvada Police Department did not release the identities of the officers involved.

The department said it has started an internal review and investigation into the incident. Additional details around the circumstances of the incident are not clear.

No further information was immediately available.