Man shot Wednesday near West High School by Denver police has died

A man shot Wednesday night by Denver police near West High School has died.

Two Denver Police Department officers fired shots because the man was waving a gun and threatening others, police said Wednesday night during a news conference. The man was taken to a hospital where he died Thursday morning. He has not been identified.

Police were called around 5 p.m. to 10th Avenue and Inca Street where the man was pointing a gun at people in a car, Ron Thomas, a police department division chief said during a Wednesday night news conference. When officers arrived the man turned and advanced toward them, ignoring commands to drop his gun, Ron Thomas, a police department division chief said in the news conference. The officers shot him.

— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) September 10, 2020

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