Denver police officer fatally shot at park concert
(CBS/AP) DENVER - A female police officer was fatally shot in the head Sunday when gunfire erupted at a city park where families gathered for a free weekly jazz concert, Denver police said.
Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson said the officer was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police are now searching for a suspect in what Jackson described as an isolated incident.
More than 1,000 people were reportedly at City Park. This is where the city holds a free concert series during the summer months for families and young children. At least three shots were fired shortly after the jazz band finished, sending waves of people running from the northwest side of the pond and stage area.
The officer was a single mother, according to the Denver Post. Chief Robert White told the Post that a person in possession of a gun was taken into custody but didn't confirm whether that person was a suspect.
City Park is one Denver's most famous and sprawls across several hundred acres east of downtown, according to The Associated Press. The jazz concert that performed on Sunday was the fourth of 10 shows scheduled for this summer. The mayor said late Sunday that the concerts should continue.
"We will not surrender what we consider special in this city to anyone," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.
- Report: Okla. teen vanishes while hiking in South America
- Ex-Playmate pleads guilty in immigrant smuggling case
- Report: NFL player not ruled out as suspect in murder probe
- Report: NFL player questioned in death investigation
- Atty: Martin family confident Zimmerman will be convicted
- Ariel Castro, alleged Cleveland kidnapper, appears in court
- Okla. inmate executed in the 2000 death of a couple
- "Modern-day slavery" case "all lies," suspect's mom says
- Calif. widow's home broken into 14 times, says she's leaving
- Report: College student kept girl, 13, in his room for a month
- 4 accused of holding mother, child captive in Ohio
- Police: Boy, 13, killed sister, 5, with wrestling moves
- One of US FBI's most wanted nabbed in Mexico
- Steubenville teen rapist must register as sex offender
- FBI finds possible human remains at mobster's former home
- Ind. woman, sentenced to death at 16, to be released