LAKEWOOD – Lakewood police say a man was fatally shot by an officer after refusing the officer’s repeated commands to drop a handgun during an attempt to take him into custody.
Agent Paul Osckel says in a statement that officers on Monday were trying to arrest the 22-year-old man at a home when the shooting occurred. Osckel says the man had multiple “violent felony warrants.”
The man began crawling out of a basement window when an officer repeatedly asked him to drop a handgun before he was shot.
Osckel says the man was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The officer was placed on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated.