A Lakewood police officer was injured on Monday afternoon after exchanging gunfire with a woman suspected of robbing a mail carrier.
The postman called police Monday after two women allegedly robbed the individual at gunpoint in the 400 block of South Oak Street, Lakewood police spokesman John Romero said.
We are currently at the scene of a subject officer shooting near the corner of Alameda and Owens. A suspect and an officer were shot dead. Both were taken to hospital. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/qPWc2RE6mt
— Lakewood Police Department (@LakewoodPDCO) March 27, 2023
Police encountered one of the suspects at a Grease Monkey near South Owens and West Alameda Avenue. The suspect, who has not been identified, then allegedly opened fire on the officers, Romero said. Several officers returned fire, hitting and injuring the woman, police said.
The woman was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The officer was also taken to hospital with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, Romero said.
The second suspect is still at large and the police have not released any information on the individual.