- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Denver police say a man fatally shot by officers in a motel parking lot Monday tried to get away from police and produced a handgun before being shot.

Police said Tuesday that the man was in a vehicle officers were trying to secure because they believed it was linked to a group of people suspected of committing credit card fraud.

In a statement, police said the unidentified man got out of the front passenger side of the Toyota RAV4, tried to evade officers and produced a handgun. Police say officers gave verbal commands to try to take him into custody before two officers fired their weapons at him.

Police learned of the suspected fraud after contacting the motel about an unrelated stolen vehicle officers found in the parking lot.


This story has been corrected to reflect that police say man shot by officers was not in the stolen car found in parking lot.

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