The man who was shot by a Denver Police officer after an exchange of gunfire Sunday night was wanted for a Nov. 6, 2015 shooting that left one person dead and three others wounded.
Darius Ratcliff, 20, is being held on investigation of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer for Sunday’s incident. He had previous warrants for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary, according to Denver Police.
Denver Police encountered Ratcliff at around 9:40 p.m. when they tried to stop his vehicle near 35th Avenue and North Olive Street.
Authorities say Ratcliff ran away, but was later found by three officers in the 3300 block of North Olive Street.
After an exchange of gunfire, Ratcliff was wounded and taken to the hospital. No officers were injured.
A second man who was in the car with him was arrested a short time later. He has since been released. Police say their vehicle matched the description of one involved in an assault that happened early Saturday morning in the 5300 block of East 33rd Avenue.
Ratcliff was wanted for a shooting near West Bayaud Avenue and South Bannock Street that happened on Nov. 6, 2015. Denver Police say four people suffered gunshot wounds in the shooting – and one succumbed to his injuries.