Lakewood police investigating homicide, officer shooting

Lakewood police are investigating two fatal shootings that happened Friday near a Walmart at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard.

One shooting is a homicide that happened in the Walmart parking lot, and the second one involves police officers, according to a Lakewood Police Department tweet. The suspect in the parking lot shooting was killed by police, Lakewood police spokesman John Romero said.

Police said there is no danger to the public but asked people to avoid the area while the investigation is ongoing.

— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) September 18, 2020

Friday’s Lakewood police shooting is the fourth in the Metro area since Sept. 9. Statewide, there have been 47 incidents in which a person has been killed or wounded in an altercation with law-enforcement officers in 2020.

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