11/16/2007

2 undercover Denver officers stop armed robbery

By Manny Gonzales, Kirk Mitchell and Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

DENVER, Colo. — The two undercover police officers who got into a shootout with a shotgun-toting robber at a Vietnamese restaurant during lunch Wednesday also shot the three patrons injured in the melee, Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman said Thursday evening.

Whitman lauded the officers' quick thinking and credited them for saving lives, saying they were in an "impossible situation" between deciding to fire at the gunman or have him take a hostage.

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