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January 17, 2013
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Infant death spurs pursuit; officer shot, 1 dead

Threats were made after one suspect learned of a 4-month-old's death

By PoliceOne Staff

THORNTON, Colo. — Police believe the death of a 4-month old baby may have caused the pursuit in North Denver that left one dead, four more arrested and an officer injured.

During the ongoing investigation, police have said one suspect had threatened to shoot another before the pursuit began, according to 9 News.

Officer Robert Motyka was hospitalized after he was shot in the shoulder while pursuing a red truck dispatch had told him to keep an eye out for in relation with gunfire and a domestic dispute.

The pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed and five suspects fled. One was shot and killed by police and three more were arrested on the scene.  The fourth suspectewas arrested late Wednesday night, according to the article.

The death of the baby is still under investigation. 






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