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Woman threatening people in Arvada killed by officers, police say

The incident began as a reported robbery at a nearby Target involving a woman with a knife, according to police.

ARVADA, Colo. — An officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead is under investigation, Arvada Police Department said Tuesday afternoon.

Police said at 1:07 p.m. that officers were on the scene of the shooting in the area of the intersection Kipling Street and the frontage road along Interstate 70.

According to police, a caller reported a robbery at the Target in the area, and said a woman with a knife was threatening people outside the store.

The suspect then moved to the parking lot outside the American Motel located on frontage road, where police said they received reports of gunshots fired.

Police said officers attempted to make contact with the with suspect, who was being threating, and shot her.

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Destinee Thompson by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, died from her injuries. Police said no officers were injured.

The Critical Incident Response Team from the 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office is investigation the shooting.

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