During regular patrol on Wednesday evening, officers with the Lakewood (CO) Police Department encountered a man discharging rounds from a firearm near a municipal park.

Officers made contact with the gunman, who refused to comply with orders. Instead, the man fired off more rounds, including some directed at the officers. Officers returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect, the agency said in a statement released on Twitter.

The agency said that the suspect has not yet been identified, but that a handgun was recovered at the