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Woman killed in confrontation with deputies identified

Lisa Bernadette Garcia, 52, was the suspect in a July homicide in Denver. She was shot by deputies in Arapahoe County on Sept. 3.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A woman who police said was the suspect in a July 24 shooting in Denver was fatally shot by a deputy at an apartment complex Friday afternoon, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) said.

She was identified Tuesday as 52-year-old Lisa Bernadette Garcia.

The shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the Ivy Crossing apartments near South Quebec Street and East Harvard Avenue, ACSO Deputy John Bartmann said.

The woman pointed a handgun at deputies but did not fire the weapon, Bartmann said.

It started when a task force was at the complex searching for a suspect who was wanted in a shooting that happened in the 4700 block of Vine Street on July 24, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD). A 41-year-old woman was killed in that shooting.

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Deputies approached the woman in a common area of the apartment complex. Bartmann said she first ran away, then stopped, turned and pointed the handgun. At least one deputy shot and killed her, Bartmann said.

No deputies were injured in the shooting.

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Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

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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. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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