Two Cops Shot During Welfare Check In Suburban Denver

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Two police officers were shot and wounded while performing a welfare check on a man in Lakewood, Colo., Saturday night.

The male and female officers, whose names weren’t released, were not critically injured.

Police spokesman Steve Davis said bullet proof vest “played a crucial role” in saving the officers’ lives.

Officers responded to a call around 10 p.m. from a woman who said her husband, who is in his mid-50s, was depressed. The woman was not home, but her husband allegedly told her that if police showed up at the house there would be a confrontation.

When police arrived, the suspect came out of his home and fired a handgun at them. It is unclear whether police said anything to the man before he opened fire.

The suspect is now being treated for non-life-threatening wounds. His identity has not been released.

Sources: New York Daily News, ABC 7 News