Arvada police shoot robbery suspect carrying a knife

An officer shot a person Tuesday in Arvada, and police warn the public to stay away from the incident site.

The shooting happened in the area of Kipling Street and West Interstate 70 Frontage Road North, police said in a 1:07 p.m. Twitter post.

Police were called to Target, 5071 Kipling St., on a report of a menacing robbery and a suspect brandishing a knife, said Dave Snelling, an Arvada police spokesman.

The suspect had fled the store, and officers encountered him near the American Motel, 10101 W. I-70 Frontage Road North, and the suspect was shot.

Drivers and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area. Wheat Ridge police are assisting Arvada with the incident.

This story is developing and will be updated. 

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