This list compiles all officer-involved shootings in Colorado since Jan. 1, 2019. For the purposes of this list, an officer-involved shooting is defined as an incident where a police officer and/or suspect discharge a firearm.

There have been 19 officer-involved shootings in Colorado in 2019. Ten people have been killed in those shootings.


March 11 — A man shot by Lakewood police died after a chase. Police say they shot the man, Anthony Montoya, 51, after responding to reports of shots at a home near the Sanderson Creek area. Police say Montoya led them on a small chase, during which he was shot, crashed a car into several homes and was later pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

March 4 — An Aurora police officer shot a man wielding a machete at an apartment building. A spokesperson said officers responded to reports of a possible hostage situation just before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Dallas Street and 22nd Avenue. An officer shot the suspect who was transported to a hospital. His condition has not been released. No officers were injured.


Feb. 28 — A Lone Tree officer shot and killed a man at Park Meadows Mall. Officers chased a man after responding to the Macy's store there on reports of a shoplifting. Police say the man pulled a gun and that officers fired, killing him. Neither the officers nor the man have been identified.

Feb. 25 — Multiple officers shot and killed a man in the hallway of an apartment building at 12th and Galapago in Denver. Officers responded to a report of a man threatening another with a gun around 10 p.m. Police say an hour after they responded the man approached police with what looked like a black handgun. He was then shot. The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead; no officers were wounded.

Feb. 12 — Two Denver police officers shot a man they said was involved in a domestic dispute in Montbello. Police said Juan Sanchez Jimenez, 26, was threatening a woman with a gun when they arrived after receiving a 911 call. Police then shot the man. Sanchez Jimenez was hospitalized with several wounds but was expected to live. One of the officers was also hospitalized with a hearing-related injury from the sound of the gunshots. The officers involved were not immediately identified.

Feb. 6 — Early in the morning of Feb. 6, an officer with the LaSalle Police Department responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle and was involved in a shooting. The shooting resulted in the death of Seth Keo Mallard, 20. The officer involved in the shooting was uninjured and has not been identified.

Feb. 1 — At least one member of the U.S. Marshals and a federal taskforce shot and killed a male suspect and wounded a female driver. The law enforcement agents were attempting to contact the suspect who was a passenger in a vehicle. He was wanted on a federal warrant for a probation violation. No law enforcement agents were hurt. Denver police officers responded to the incident afterward and will lead the investigation.


Jan. 27 — Two Denver Police officers were shot responding to a call of shots fired at a house near downtown Denver. The officers were reported to be in fair condition, and other officers used a chemical agent before taking a suspect into custody who had barricaded himself, police said. Firefighters later battled a fire at the house. The suspect, Joseph Quintana, 35, shot and killed himself, the Denver coroner's office ruled.

Jan. 23 — A Colorado Springs officer shot and injured an armed man, whom police identified as Thomas McGeorge, 32, after responding to reports of shots fired. After McGeorge was released from the hospital, he was arrested.

Jan. 16 —  A La Salle police officer shot an off-duty Adams County sheriff's deputy, Jesse Jenson, 41, in Evans after a police chase. He later died.

Jan. 16 —  Shawn Joseph Billinger, 46, died after he was fatally shot by a Fort Lupton police officer responding to a disturbance call.

Jan. 16 — Englewood Police shot a 26-year-old woman in a parking garage near Swedish Medical Center. Police said the woman tried to run over officers with her car.

Jan. 15 — Aurora Police fatally shot a man, Esmond Trimble, 42, at a home in Aurora. Another man was shot and killed at the home, though it is unclear who killed the second man. Police were responding to a report of a man acting erratically, and they exchanged gunfire with a man, later identified as Trimble, wearing body armor, police said.

Jan. 14 — A Frisco police officer shot and injured Derek Baker, 33, of Loveland, after responding to a report of a disturbance at Whole Foods. Police said Baker "threatened the officer’s personal safety with the vehicle he was driving."

Jan. 13 — A Pueblo County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man, Amiliano Apodaca, 18, and shot a woman in Pueblo West after chasing a car from Fremont County. Police said the car the pair was in had earlier struck a vehicle driven by a Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Jan. 12 — A suspect shot by Fort Collins police died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A police officer, Keith Hunter, shot suspect Joshua Moore, 36, in the lower extremities, but the coroner determined Moore died after shooting himself. The Larimer County District Attorney's Office found no wrongdoing by Hunter.

Jan. 12 — Colorado Springs Police fatally shot a man, Bill Akes, 48, during a struggle after contacting Akes as he sat in a suspected stolen vehicle in an apartment complex.  The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Akes was armed with a hatchet.

Jan. 10 — An off-duty Westminster police officer shot and wounded a man in the parking lot of the Orchard Town Center. Police said the man struck an officer with his vehicle and another off-duty police officer shot the man, whose name has not been released.

Jan. 9 — A Pueblo police officer shot and wounded Coda Hutton-Hayes, 18, after attempting to stop a suspected stolen vehicle. Police say the suspected stolen vehicle struck a police officer before another officer fired into the car, wounding Hutton-Hayes.