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Denver police shoot man after reported bank robbery near 16th Street Mall

By: Associated Press
November 10, 2017 Updated: November 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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DENVER — A Denver police officer shot a man suspected of robbing a nearby bank in a crowded downtown area on Friday afternoon, the city's police chief said.

Chief Robert White said the officer had just come on duty in the 16th Street Mall area, an outdoor area with restaurants and stores that is often crowded with tourists and workers from nearby office buildings. A citizen came up to the officer and pointed out a man who allegedly had just robbed a nearby bank around 1 p.m., White said.

The officer, who has not been named, followed the suspect into an alley, he said. The police officer gave the man several commands and at some point fired his weapon and hit the man several times, White said.

A gun and money were found at the scene, he said. White called the cash "evidence from the bank robbery."

White said he didn't know if the man drew a weapon during the encounter with the police officer. He also did not know if the officer was wearing a body camera at the time.

The man's name has not been released. He was in critical condition at a hospital, White said. No one else was injured.

The officer will be on administrative leave until an investigation is complete, White said.

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