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Video: Handcuffed Man Shoots at Denver Police Officer

May 15, 2014  | 

Video: Handcuffed Man Shoots at Denver Police Officer

A man in handcuffs shot at a Denver police officer yesterday in the parking lot of a Denver Police substation before he was shot by another officer.

CBS-TV 4 Denver is reporting the shooting happened about 4:45 p.m. at the Denver Police District 4 Substation at Clay and Evans. It was not known at press time how the suspect gained access to the pistol.

Denver Police Chief Robert White said drug suspect Isaac Vigil was inside the squad car when he fired at an officer. He missed and then another officer shot the suspect. Vigil, 32, is in critical condition.

Vigil was wanted on a nationwide felony warrant for weapons violations.

Tags: Denver PD, Handcuffing Suspects, Police Shootings, Handling Prisoners


Comments (6)

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Tim @ 5/15/2014 3:34 PM

Now wait, I thought people wearing handcuffs can't be dangerous! 24 years ago I was in the academy. We were doing scenarios and I was assigned to play the bad guy. I was able to hide a simulated pistol in unexpected place and the recruit that searched and handcuffed me missed it. While sitting down I was ably to draw it and point it at him. Always be meticulous in your searches and double check if you need to.

ricwalters @ 5/15/2014 4:54 PM

When will we learn how to search people? Too many cops are missing guns, and it's a wonder more aren't being killed. In my 20+ years in law enforcement, I missed one gun. That scared me enough that I never missed another weapon. For God's sake people, you're first priority is to GO HOME at the end of your shift. Don't make your Chief and Chaplain have to ring your doorbell and tell your spouse that you were killed by a dope dealer who you didn't search properly. Please, be careful and thorough out there!

RMW @ 5/15/2014 6:18 PM

Complacency can kill you. Training can save you.

TheRookie @ 5/16/2014 3:29 AM

What a crappy part of the City it is. Right by Lincoln High School, too. I was lucky enough to work in FBOP & County Facility before the streets. I caught many of weapons, drugs, & other things in the old Sally Port. I learned to all but strip a perp when pat searching.

Bob@Az. @ 5/17/2014 5:07 PM

@ricwalters, that is by far the best comment I've seen posted in a very long time, including my own. Blues, Stay Safe.

DenverDevilDog @ 5/21/2014 5:53 PM

The officers involved searched this guy multiple times, the gun and some drugs were hidden in his anus. Needless to say, it was a small gun and everyone walked away with an even more renewed conviction in a good search.

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