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Westminster Police Involved In Shooting In Denver's Montbello Neighborhood

DENVER (CBS4) - Westminster police were involved in a shooting in Denver's Montbello neighborhood on Friday. Denver police also responded to the area near 53rd and Billings Street.

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Westminster Police officials say the suspect was wanted for attempted homicide and was also involved in a domestic violence situation. On Saturday afternoon, Denver police say that man died at the hospital.

They say their officers were monitoring the suspect in that area and notified Denver police of their investigation.

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They say at around 7:30 p.m., the suspect came out of a home, and there was an exchange of gunfire.

At least four Westminster police officers were involved and are now on paid administrative leave.

Westminster police say the situation first started nearly a year ago on Sept. 16, 2020 when they were called to 72nd Avenue and Raleigh Street for a disturbance call. They say a woman said she was shot by her ex-boyfriend who took off from the scene.

Since then, detectives have been working on the case. On Sept. 2, 2021, the same victim called police saying the suspect came back to her home, threatened her and damaged property.

Officers then responded to the home on Billings Street on Friday when the shooting occurred.

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Denver police officials are handling the investigation. No officers were hurt.

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