Child killed in Denver, deputy crashes on the way

An Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy was involved in a crash on the way to a homicide scene. 9NEWS at 7 a.m. 2/10/2016.

DENVER - A 6-year-old was killed, and an Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy was injured in a crash on the way to the homicide scene Wednesday morning.

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department officials say at 5:01 a.m., they received a call from a woman at an apartment complex in the 7500 block of East Harvard Avenue who claimed her male domestic partner was sexually assaulting her at knife-point. When police arrived a few minutes later, the apartment seemed quiet. 

They entered the apartment at 5:49 a.m. and found a dead 6-year-old boy, a man suffering from what appeared to be self-inflicted knife wounds and an unharmed 2-year-old in a bedroom. The man, a woman and the 2-year-old were taken to a nearby hospital.

An Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy was on his way to the homicide call in the 7500 block of East Harvard Avenue in Denver when he was involved in a wreck at Iliff Avenue and South Valentia Street.

According to authorities, the deputy did not know the call he was responding to was a homicide.

Four people, including the deputy, were seriously injured in the crash and were taken to a nearby hospital. According to Arapahoe County, the deputy is critical but stable.

(© 2016 KUSA)

 


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