Lakewood police shoot and kill Littleton man

Incident occurred Sept. 20 at the Lakewood Police Station

Posted 9/23/19

Lakewood Police shot and killed a 57-year-old man, according to a release from the department. At around 8 p.m. on Sept. 20, Lakewood officers arrived at the Lakewood Police Station at 445 S. Allison …

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Lakewood police shoot and kill Littleton man

Incident occurred Sept. 20 at the Lakewood Police Station

Posted

Lakewood Police shot and killed a 57-year-old man, according to a release from the department.

At around 8 p.m. on Sept. 20, Lakewood officers arrived at the Lakewood Police Station at 445 S. Allison Pkwy where they found a man and woman arguing. After officers confronted the two, the man pulled out a handgun, according to the police statement. Officers responded and fired at the man. He was taken to a hospital where died from his injuries.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office later identified the man as Scott Johnson of Littleton.

The woman involved with the incident was taken to the police station and was not injured. No officers were injured in the incident. The officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave pending the routine investigation of the shooting.

The Jefferson County Critical Incident Response Team is handling the investigation.

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