An allegedly armed man who was shot by Denver police was charged Friday with multiple felonies.
The police shooting happened on March 2 in the area of East Yale Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard, according to police.
On Friday Vincent Martinez, 36, was charged with six felony counts, two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, two counts of menacing with a real or simulated weapon, and two counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office.
The day of the shooting DPD’s fugitive unit was contacted by Arvada police about Martinez who had an active warrant, according to a DA’s news release.
When Martinez was contacted by Denver police, he allegedly pulled a handgun from a vehicle glovebox and pointed at two officers, the release said. The officers shot Martinez, and he was taken to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.
An arrest affidavit in the case is sealed. His first advisement hearing is scheduled on March 14. A police shooting investigation is ongoing.
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