Denver police officer in critical condition ID’d, 1 suspect in custody

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Denver police officer in critical condition after being shot during traffic stop.

DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver police officer was shot multiple times and in critical condition following a violent confrontation during a traffic stop on Federal Boulevard late Tuesday morning. Shortly before 1 p.m. local time, the police said on Twitter that Lopez’s condition was “critical but stable.” Police officers were scouring northwest Denver for a suspect, and it was unclear if this shooting was related to anything else in the region, the department said. I’m cautiously optimistic.” “The officer made the traffic stop unbeknownst of the other incident that had occurred,” White said. “He did not have any idea who he was stopping at the time and what they would have been involved in if in fact they were involved in the prior (incident).” An employee of a Carquest auto parts store near the traffic stop told CBS4 they saw a police cruiser with gunshots in it at the scene and saw the officer on the ground after the shots rang out. The Denver public school system said that four schools — an elementary school, a middle school and a high school, along with a dual-language school for toddlers and elementary-aged students — were initially locked down due to the nearby police activity.

We did contact that vehicle at 20th and Chestnut,” said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. “At that location we found one party inside that vehicle who was suffering from a leg injury.” That was shifted at the four schools from a lockdown to a lockout, which is typically when there is a possible threat or danger outside of the school rather than inside.

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