Denver man who died after being shot multiple times by Denver police identified

A Denver man killed Sunday by police was shot multiple times, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.

Duane Manzanares Jr., 30, was killed by Denver Police Department officers who responded to reports of a man shooting at a car, according to a news release from the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. The death was ruled a homicide, which does not mean a crime was committed but that one person died at the hands of another.

Police were called around 5:30 p.m. Sunday about a man shooting rounds into an empty vehicle. When the police arrived, people at the scene said the man was headed east on Colfax Avenue, Denver Police Department Division Chief Ron Thomas said. Manzanares was located near East Colfax Avenue and Uinta Street.

Manzanares did not cooperate with officers and threatened to use his weapon on them. Police shot multiple times, hitting Manzanares, who later died at the hospital, Thomas said during a news conference after the shooting.

It was the fifth fatal shooting by Denver police since May 14.

Police do not believe anybody was injured when the man fired bullets into the car. Nor were any officers injured.

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