NORTHGLENN - An officer-involved shooting sent an alleged would be burglar to the hospital Monday afternoon.
Northglenn police say a mother and her two kids were inside a home in the 11400 block of Fowler Drive when she looked outside and saw a man trying to break-in through the back door.
She called police and officers arrived in minutes. They confronted the man as he was standing in the front yard of the Northglenn home.
Police say the man was holding a knife and moving toward the officer. They say the officer told him twice to drop the weapon. He refused, and police say the officer shot him twice.
"It sounded like four, maybe three, but I think it was four 'pops.' Right away, I said 'that sounded like gunfire,'" neighbor Glen Augustine said.
The suspect was transported to Denver Health. He was alive when the ambulance took him to the hospital. He got out of surgery around 4 p.m.
Police say the officer who pulled the trigger was not hurt.
"He's being interviewed by a critical incident team," said Beth Carmosino with Northglenn police.
Northglenn police are investigating why the man chose the house. The home belongs to a Wheat Ridge detective and his wife.
The house is less than a block from Malley Elementary School. Very few children were outside Monday.
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