Suspect dies, 2 others remain at large after carjacking

Deputies were called to Broncos Parkway and Jordan Road for the carjacking Wednesday morning.

CENTENNIAL - A suspect was shot by an Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy after a carjacking in a residential area of Centennial early Wednesday morning.

James Daniel Hill, 17, later died at a hospital around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Just before 5 a.m., deputies were called to Broncos Parkway and Jordan Road on a report of carjacking involving five suspects. 

When a deputy in the area attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, the car sped away going between 50 and 60 miles per hour, the sheriff’s office said.

The pursuit continued from there onto Easter Avenue and eventually to Dry Creek Road.

The sheriff’s office says when the stolen car tried to go north on Yosemite Street, it collided with another deputy’s vehicle.

The five suspects inside the stolen car fled the area on foot.

One of the suspects, who the sheriff's office says had a weapon, was shot by the deputy while running away. That suspect was later identified as Hill.

Hill was taken to the hospital and was later pronounced dead. A teen girl was taken into custody near the scene, along with another suspect detained by Denver Police. 

Two other suspects are still at large.

The sheriff’s office says no deputies were injured.

Multiple roads in the area remained closed for investigation for hours while four canine teams were doing searches in the area. 

Two nearby schools – Willow Creek Elementary School and Dry Creek Elementary School – were both also on a secured perimeter. 

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