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Denver Police shoot, kill domestic violence suspect in Globeville neighborhood

An officer fired one shot at the suspect, who was holding a knife to a woman's throat, police said.

DENVER — Officers with the Denver Police Department shot and killed a domestic violence suspect Friday afternoon in the Globeville neighborhood.

It happened about noon at a townhouse complex in the area of East 51st Avenue and Grant Street.

Police said they responded to the home after a 911 call. When they arrived, they could hear a woman screaming from inside the unit, DPD said. The door was locked, so they forced entry and confronted a man who had "control" of a woman who had been stabbed, DPD Division Chief Ron Thomas said at a briefing.

> Video above: DPD briefing on the shooting.

Police said the man was holding a knife to the woman's throat, and she was bleeding from her neck and chest. When the officers saw that she was losing consciousness due to the blood loss, one officer fired a shot at the suspect, police said. 

He was later identified as Chaz Gallegos, 33. 

The woman was taken to the hospital and has since been released. 

There was a young child on the scene who was uninjured, Thomas said.

Credit: KUSA

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