Man shot, killed during protest in Denver
A man was shot and killed during a protest in Denver on Saturday. The suspect is in custody.
According to Denver Police Department the suspect is a private security guard. Denver PD tweeted:
“Further investigation has determined the suspect is a private security guard with no affiliation with Antifa. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”
The suspect was hired by 9NEWS, according to their report.
“The private security guard in custody was contracted through Pinkerton by 9NEWS. It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to contract private security to accompany staff at protests.”
According to reports:
This incident occurred beneath a city police surveillance camera and police confirmed they have footage of what happened.
DPD said that a little before 3:50 p.m. there was some sort of verbal altercation just as protesters were leaving the area.
Someone sprayed pepper spray and DPD said that is when at least one shot was fired.
DPD reported the victim was being transported to the hospital at 3:49 p.m., and said the victim died an hour later. That victim has not been identified.
Two guns were found on the scene, according to DPD.