ICE agent shoots man who fled traffic stop

A man is being held for investigation of first degree assault to a police officer after confronting officers with an edged weapon.

DENVER - A man was grazed in the head with a bullet fired by an ICE agent after fleeing the scene of a traffic stop Friday morning.

At about 8:45 a.m., ICE agents stopped a pickup driven by a person of interest at Huron Street and Louisiana Avenue, Denver Police Chief Robert White said.

The man driving the truck started to run away as ICE agents followed.

A short time after that, police say a confrontation occurred, prompting an ICE agent to fire a shot.

Surveillance video showed the incident: 

Denver Police say the man sustained non-life threatening injuries, and was arrested after the shooting. 

The initial investigation determined that ICE and ERO had attempted to contact the man through a vehicle stop because of two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.

After initially fleeing the scene, the man stopped suddenly and confronted the pursuing officers while holding an edged weapon.

The suspect is now being held for investigation of first degree assault to a police officer, in addition to the original warrants.

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