Man shot, killed by police in Parker was wanted for three recent robberies

KUSA - The man who was shot and killed by officers on Saturday night was wanted for three fast food robberies in western Colorado.

Michael Marin, 35, was involved in a shootout with officers in the 10800 block of 20 Mile Road, according to Parker Police.

Parker PD spokesperson Josh Hans says officers first got a call about a suspicious person, now identified as Marin, knocking on doors in that area of Parker about 9:45 p.m.

One 911 caller told dispatch the knocker just kept knocking on the door over and over - despite the caller not expecting anyone to visit at that hour.

When the officers found the suspect, three officers exchanged gunfire with him and struck him. Hans said officers started CPR before paramedics arrived.

Marin was then taken to a hospital, where he later died, Hans said.

Officers were given a description of the suspect and the vehicle, which came back as a stolen car out of Mesa County. Police also learned there was a gun safe visible in the car.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Marin was wanted for robbing an Arby's, a Sonic Drive-in and a Jimmy Johns in a two-week period in October. All robberies happened just before the restaurants' closing times in Delta, Clifton and Grand Junction respectively.

The three officers in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, which is common practice after an officer shoots someone. No officers were injured. 

There will be an investigation into the shooting.

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