January 18, 2022

1 dead in Arvada following shooting involving police

The shooting happened early Wednesday in the 6800 block of West 56th Avenue.

ARVADA, Colo. — One person has died following a shooting involving police in Arvada early Wednesday morning.

Arvada Police Department (APD) tweeted just after 4:39 a.m. Wednesday that officers were on scene of the shooting in the 6800 block of West 56th Avenue. That is on the east side of Wadsworth Bypass.

“The auto-theft suspect brandished a large knife, was shot by police, and died at the scene,” tweeted APD.

No APD officers were injured in the shooting, police said in a Wednesday morning update. Two APD officers are on leave as the Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) investigates the case, APD said in a tweet.

No other information was immediately available.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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