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Suspect shot during attempted carjacking on Christmas Eve, police say

The suspect had already stolen one vehicle before they were shot while trying to carjack another vehicle, police said.

DENVER — A carjacking suspect was taken to the hospital after being shot Thursday morning, Denver Police Department (DPD) said.

DPD tweeted at 10:10 a.m. that officers were investigating a shooting in south Denver.

According to DPD, a suspect tried to carjack a person near Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue and the carjacking victim shot the suspect. 

The suspect then fled and attempted a second carjacking in the area of Downing Street and Buchtel Boulevard. 

According to DPD, the suspect drove away in the first stolen car and was located a couple miles away in the area of the 2100 block of South Ash Street. That's just off of Evans Avenue.

The suspect was taken to the hospital, and the investigation is ongoing, DPD said.

No other injures were reported.

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From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

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