Police officer kills suspect in rec center parking lot shooting

THORNTON, CO – A Thornton police officer fatally shot a man following an altercation in a local recreation center parking lot. According to the Thornton Police Department, the man opened fire before being shot by the responding officer. The incident was initially reported via a tweet from the Thornton Police Department, mentioning a considerable police presence around the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, located on the 11100 block of Colorado Boulevard. The tweet confirmed an officer-involved …

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