Hit-and-run suspect shot by police

10:23 PM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
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ADAMS COUNTY - A man shot by officers after a hit-and-run is out of the hospital and headed to jail.

Commerce City police believe 31-year-old Ryan Schenk was the driver in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 early Monday morning.

They say he tried to escape and was shot by officers. A gun that did not belong to police was found at the scene.  

Schenk is a fugitive wanted for escape. He now also faces charges of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer.

A 9-mile section of I-270 was closed while officers investigated.

Under standard procedure, a Commerce City police officer and state trooper are on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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