Westminster police say officer shot, killed person in exchange of gunfire

A Westminster police officer shot and killed a person Sunday after police say the person first fired shots at the officer.

The shooting happened near the intersection of 104th Avenue and Wadsworth Parkway, according to Westminster police. Officers were dispatched to a car crash, and when they arrived, a “suspect” ran away, according to police.

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“Officer attempted contact with (the) suspect, who fired at (the) officer,” Westminster police said in a statement. The officer then returned fire and the person was killed, they said.

A spokesperson for the police department did not immediately return a request for comment Sunday, and the age and gender of the person killed were not immediately clear.

The officer who fired was not injured, police said. Drivers should expect 104th Avenue to be closed for several hours Sunday evening between Garrison and Holland streets, police said.


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