Officers were executing a search warrant in southwest Denver on Friday night when a man inside the residence shot himself, police said.
#DPD was executed a search warrant in the 5900 block of W Hampden Ave related to an open investigation.
The adult male suspect also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. After attempting to contact the person, SWAT officers were outside the residence and heard gunshots.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) November 5, 2022
The incident happened in the 5900 block of West Hampden Avenue, police said in an 8:04 p.m. tweet.
Officers, including SWAT members, were serving the warrant in an ongoing investigation, which involved a suspect who has two outstanding arrest warrants, police said.
“After attempting to contact the person, SWAT officers were outside the residence and heard gunshots,” police said.
Officers entered the apartment and found the man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police said. An investigation is ongoing.