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Man was shot and killed while tailing his own stolen vehicle, police say

Denver Police said the victim died after he crashed at East 40th Avenue and North Chambers Road on Sunday.

DENVER — A shuttle van driver who died was shot while tailing his own stolen vehicle Sunday morning near East 40th Avenue and North Chambers Road, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

DPD responded when the van crashed about 8 a.m. Sunday. The victim, who was the only person in the shuttle van, was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead, police said.

On Tuesday, police said the man was shot prior to the crash and his death was being investigated as a homicide.

DPD said it appeared the victim was following his own vehicle that had been stolen earlier that morning when he was shot. The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned in the Montbello area, DPD said.

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday identified the victim was Wesley Rosander, 54.

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