Police officer and civilian killed in Denver suburb shooting


Aerial View of the Denver Suburb of Arvada

ARVADA, Colo. (KDVR) — One police officer and a bystander have died after a shooting in a Denver suburb.

In an evening update, officials reported one suspect was shot and killed.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. MT in the Olde Town area of Arvada, a suburb of about 119,000 people northwest of Denver.

Megan Scharf who lives nearby told NewsNation affiliate KDVR she heard three gunshots and saw multiple police vehicles and ambulances, as well as one vehicle that may have been the coroner.

Scharf said this time of day is usually quite in the area, although it is a popular shopping and restaurant district during other times of the day.

Police believe there is no active threat to the public at this time

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