A man who brandished a knife was shot by a Lakeside police officer on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.
The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. at a gas station at West 44th Avenue and Depew Street, said Jenny Fulton, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
The officer involved was not injured and the man shot was taken to a hospital, Fulton said.
About 4:25 p.m. Lakeside received a call about a shoplifting suspect at a Walmart, Fulton said. The suspect had fled on foot and was encountered by an officer about five blocks away near a gas station. During the brief encounter, the man brandished a knife and was shot. There is a large police presence in the area.
The shooting will be investigated by the 1st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.
This story will be updated.
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