This list compiles all officer-involved shootings in Colorado since Jan. 1, 2020. For the purposes of this list, an officer-involved shooting is defined as an incident where a police officer and/or suspect discharges a firearm.
There have been six officer-involved shootings so far in 2020. Three people have died in those shootings.
Updated Jan. 15, 2020 @ 6:30 a.m.
Jan. 12 — Police officers in Wheat Ridge shot and killed a man suspected of bank robbery after a two-hour standoff at a motel. SWAT officers arrived at a motel early in the morning and tried to talk 52-year-old Thomas Charles Snyder II into surrendering, according to Lakewood Police. Officers entered a room and Snyder ignored multiple commands to drop his handgun, officials said. Police said he was shot by two officers. Snyder was suspected of robbing a bank in Longmont on Jan. 11.
Jan. 11 — Colorado Springs police are looking for a suspect that shot and injured an officer during a traffic stop. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that the male driver shot at two officers, who then returned fire. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Randy Bishop, was being pulled over for an expired license plate registration, police said. He was wanted by police for stealing and firing a detective's gun at a hospital and then stealing a car in November. One officer was shot and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police announced Tuesday that Officer Beau Becker was released from the hospital. Bishop drove away and was later involved in a crash, police said. He then fled on foot.
Jan. 11 — I-70 was closed both ways for several hours outside Glenwood Springs because of a shooting involving a law-enforcement officer. The Garfield County Sheriff's office has not released any additional information about the shooting. It is unclear if anyone was injured.
Jan. 8 — Aurora police were involved in a shooting near Buckley Air Force Base. They were responding to a call about suspicious parties in a stolen vehicle, according to the Aurora Police Department. One juvenile suspect was taken into custody and two juvenile suspects remain at large. There were no injuries.
Jan. 6 — A Denver police officer shot and killed a man on an interstate ramp in Aurora. The man was driving a stolen vehicle when an officer encountered him in Denver and followed him to I-225 and Iliff Avenue in Aurora, according to Denver Division Chief Ron Thomas. After Police made a traffic stop, the man exited his vehicle and threatened officers with a gun, officials said. An officer then shot and killed him. The man's name has not been released.
Jan. 1 — Police shot and killed a man in Denver's Westwood neighborhood. A Denver Police spokesperson said multiple officers responded to a call that came in at 12:50 a.m. Denver Police identified the man killed on New Year's Day when he allegedly lunged at them with a knife as 20-year-old Gerardo Antonio Conchas-Busto. According to authorities, a roommate told police that Conchas-Busto attacked and threatened him with a butcher knife. Police said one officer fired one round and another fired five at Conchas-Busto during a home sweep. It's unclear how many times the man was hit. The incident was captured on the officers' body cameras and a butcher-style knife with a 10-inch blade was recovered at the scene, police said.
You can find the list of officer-involved shootings in 2019 here.