DENVER — Two officers shot and killed a man who threatened them with a gun Sunday afternoon, the Denver Police Department (DPD) said.
DPD Division Chief Ron Thomas said a clerk at a liquor store located in the 1300 block of West Alameda Avenue called police just before 3 p.m. about a man armed with an assault-style rifle. The armed man had brandished the gun at the clerk through the liquor store's drive-through window, Thomas said.
Officers were already in the area, Thomas said, and they spotted the suspect about a block away from the liquor store. The officers gave commands for the him to put down the gun, Thomas said.
The man came toward the officers, threatening them, according to Thomas, and then the officers shot him multiple times.
>Full briefing: Denver Police give update on Sunday afternoon's shooting that involved two officers.
The man was taken to Denver Health where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Denver Medical Examiners Office identified the man as 29-year-old Shannon Wright.
DPD said a multi-agency investigation of the incident is underway.
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