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.
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