Denver police officer, suspect shot at detention center

The scene outside the detention center in downtown Denver.
The scene outside the detention center in downtown Denver.(CBS Denver)
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 2:31 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 7:09 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Denver police officer was shot outside a detention center.

The Denver Police Department said around 9 p.m. Monday, officers responded to what they believed to be a stolen car in southwest Denver. The suspect reportedly fled from officers, but stopped roughly at Iowa and Lowell.

Police say the suspect walked away from the car, and officers were able to detain him. During the arrest, police say a handgun and a large quantity of suspected narcotics were found. The car was confirmed stolen.

As police were taking the suspect out of the car to the Downtown Detention Center on the 1400 block of North Delaware around 11 p.m., police say the suspect was “somehow” able to access another weapon, fired at least one round, striking one of the officers in the neck. Police say they “believed the other gun was concealed somewhere on the person.”

At least one officer returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. The suspect was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The officer is expected to be okay. We will update this article as we learn more.