Denver, CO—A man who shot and killed a Denver police officer in the back has been charged with first-degree murder and other counts, the Denver Police Department announced Tuesday.
The shooting took place near the intersection of Southwest 14th Street and East Broadway around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, and was captured on a bystander’s cellphone.
According to the police report, the officer attempted to detain the man who was armed with a rifle, but the man shot the officer in a struggle before being shot in the chest.
Denver Police Chief Robert White said that the suspect was initially described as a black male, with “small but noticeable tattoos.”
The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
White said the suspect’s last known address was in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
The man who killed the officer was identified as 23-year-old Tyree C. Kwaskum.
He is currently in custody, according to police.
The suspect’s name was not immediately released.