Suspect shot at Lakewood officers before they returned fire, police say
Lakewood police on Wednesday identified the 32-year-old shot and killed by officers Tuesday afternoon, alleging that the suspect shot at law enforcement before they returned fire.
Ty Spencer Walvatne-Donahey fired at least two bullets at officers, who had identified him as a suspect trying to break into cars on an auto lot, said John Romero, a police spokesman.
Officers initially responded to Prestige Audi on the break-in reports, but did not find the suspect. After reports of a robbery at a nearby Safeway, officers spotted a man who fit their earlier suspect description, police said.
When officers approached, Walvatne-Donahey ran into a neighborhood in the 1500 block of Glen Dee Drive. Police say he then pointed his gun at officers, firing at least twice, before officers shot and killed him.
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