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Teen suspect killed, officer injured in Lakewood police shooting

Police said the shooting happened in the area of Alameda Avenue and Owens Street Monday afternoon.

LAKEWOOD, Colo — A teenage robbery suspect was fatally shot by police and an officer was injured in Lakewood Monday afternoon, the Lakewood Police Department said.

Police said the shooting happened in the area of Alameda Avenue and Owens Street. 

Multiple Lakewood Police officers were responding to a report that two teen girls had robbed a mail carrier at gunpoint in the 400 block of South Oak Street, police said. Several items were taken, but police did not say what those items were.

The mail carrier was able to get to a neighbor's house and call 911 and was not injured, according to police. 

Responding officers found one of the suspects at a Grease Monkey about a block away, police said. 

Police initially said that the suspect fired shots toward the officers. Later Monday night, they revised their statement to say that the suspect pointed her gun at them. They're still investigating whether she fired any shots.

Several of the officers then fired, hitting the suspect, police said.

Police said the suspect was taken to the hospital, where she died several hours later. Her name has not yet been released. 

Police said a Lakewood officer was injured by gunfire in the shooting. It's not clear who shot the officer. That officer was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. 

Police found the second suspect in Frederick later Monday afternoon. Police said around 5:45 p.m. that she had been taken into custody. 

Police said both suspects are teen girls. 

Jeffco Public Schools said four schools in the area were on secure status due to the law enforcement activity. They were: 

  • Glennon Heights Elementary School
  • Green Mountain Elementary School
  • Dennison Elementary School
  • Fletcher Miller School


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