A juvenile who allegedly fired a shot at a Denver police officer is being held for investigation of attempted first-degree murder.
The incident happened about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday when officers responded to the 3000 block of Gilpin Street on a report of shots fired and a ShotSpotter alert, police said in a news release.
When officers arrived, they attempted to contact three people, including a juvenile male who disregarded police commands and attempted to walk away, the release said. An officer struggled with the juvenile, who allegedly pulled a handgun and fired one close-range shot at the officer. The officer was not hit by the shot and the juvenile was taken into custody with the assistance of other officers.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2023
The juvenile suspect, who is not named because of his age, is also being investigated for possessing a dangerous illegal weapon, prohibited large capacity magazine, and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.
The case will be presented to the Denver District Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges.
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