DENVER — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a Denver light rail station (all times local):
A man who was shot and killed by transit security guards near a Denver light rail station has been identified as 43-year-old Armando Vigil.
The Denver Medical Examiner released Vigil’s name Thursday and said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities say the guards shot Vigil Wednesday after he pointed a gun at them.
Denver Police Cmdr. Barb Archer says the guards were patrolling a parking garage near the station when they came across Vigil, who was armed and lying in the grass outside.
Archer says the guards ordered him not to touch his weapon but he pointed it at them. She says the guards were backing up when one of them accidentally fell.
Archer says the other guard fired at Vigil, fearing he would shoot the guard on the ground. The other guard also fired at the man once she got back on her feet.
Denver police say two transit security guards shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them near a light rail station.
Cmdr. Barb Archer says the guards were patrolling the garage near the station Wednesday evening when they came across the man lying in the grass outside. She says they ordered him not to touch his gun but, when he pointed it at them, she says they backed up and one of the two guards fell down. Archer says the other guard fired at him, fearing he would shoot the guard on the ground. The other guard also fired at the man once she got back on her feet.
Archer says some people getting off the light rail at the Sheridan Boulevard stop just across the creek from the garage saw what happened.
In February, a man was shot and killed during a robbery on the train platform there.
Denver police say they’re investigating a shooting outside a light rail parking garage that killed one person.
Police say an armed employee of the Denver area’s Regional Transit District was involved in Wednesday evening’s shooting near the Sheridan Boulevard stop on the West light rail line. They say that no RTD employees were hurt in the shooting but they haven’t released details about what happened.
In February, a man was shot and killed during a robbery at the train station.