A man was shot and killed Wednesday after a struggle with Denver police officers

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A crime scene after an officer-involved shooting near Bates and Bryant, southwest Denver, on Aug. 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The crime scene on West Bates Avenue after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver police went to a house in the 2600 block of West Bates Avenue around noon Wednesday looking for a wanted party. The man they were after fled out a rear window, according to Denver Police Chief Robert White, and in the ensuing chase and struggle, shots were fired and the man was killed.

White said officers said the man was trying to grab a gun belonging to one of them, and it was during the struggle over the gun that shots were fired. Three officers sustained injuries, though not from gunshots. Two officers were taken to the hospital, while another was treated at the scene. None of the officers’ injuries are considered life-threatening, White said.

White said the information he has right now is very preliminary. It’s not clear how many shots were fired or who fired them.  An investigation is ongoing.

The avenue was closed for two blocks, from Bryant to Decatur streets. The shooting occurred in the College View-South Platte neighborhood in southwest Denver near the border with Englewood.

 

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