- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a Denver man who was shot to death by two Westminster police officers.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/cW8hY7 ) 49-year-old Thomas Tucker Jr. was armed and suspected in a burglary when police confronted him.

Police spokeswoman Cheri Spottke says officers responded to a report of a burglary Tuesday afternoon in which the victim said he found several people stealing items from his garage. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and punched him in the face.

The group then left in a car and on a motorcycle.

Police located the motorcycle ridden by Tucker, who crashed and then fled on foot. Investigators say Tucker was shot when he showed a weapon.

Police have not found the group of people that fled in the car, a silver Chevy Malibu.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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