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Department of Corrections officers fatally shoot 38-year-old man wanted for parole violation

The shooting happened Wednesday morning in the 1000 block of South Parker Road, according to police.

DENVER — Officers with the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) shot and killed a man who was wanted on a parole violation on Wednesday morning, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

DPD was investigating the shooting at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of South Parker Road.

No officers or bystanders were injured, according to DPD Division Chief Joe Montoya. The parolee, later identified as 38-year-old Aaron Lang, was taken to the hospital where he died, a DOC spokesperson said.

DOC parole officers were serving a warrant about 11 a.m. to Lang, who was wanted on a parole violation. Lang appeared to point a weapon at the officers, according to DOC.

The officers fired their weapons, striking Lang, DOC said. It was unclear how many DOC officers fired their weapons or how many shots were fired.

The incident started outside at the apartment complex and ended in a hallway of one of the buildings, Montoya said.

The shooting occurred before DPD officers arrived on scene, Montoya said.

No one else was in custody, Montoya said.

DPD's homicide unit was investigating, along with investigators from the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Montoya said.

The officers involved in the incident will be put on paid administrative leave while the investigation is conducted, DOC said.

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