Suspect dead after Denver police respond to shooting near Eighth and Lincoln

Lincoln is closed from Seventh Avenue to 12th Avenue.

Denver police investigate an officer-involved shooting at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street. July 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver police investigate an officer-involved shooting at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street. July 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A man is dead after allegedly firing several rounds on Lincoln Street between Eighth and 10th avenues during rush hour Monday morning in Denver, Police Chief Paul Pazen said.

Pazen said the shooting began at 7:10 a.m. and multiple people called to report it.

“Officers responded very quickly,” he said, and “they engaged this armed suspect and resolved the situation.”

The Denver Police Department is investigating the incident as an officer-involved shooting. No officers are injured.

Vinnie Cervantes of the Denver Alliance for Street Health Response lives nearby and said he woke up to gunshots. Cervantes is part of an effort in Denver to dispatch civilian-led teams to handle cases involving mental health crises and addiction.

Police are asking anyone who has video of the incident to email it to dpdpio@denvergov.org.

Police shut down Lincoln from Seventh Avenue to 12th Avenue as part of the investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Denver police investigate an officer-involved shooting at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street. July 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver police investigate an officer-involved shooting at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Street. July 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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