Coroner identifies suspected Denver bank robber shot by officer

The Denver Coroner has identified a man suspected of bank robbery who was shot to death by a police officer as he fled the robbery scene.

John Bazemore III, 25, was pronounced dead at Denver Health Medical Center on Friday following the shooting in an alley between Welton and California Streets.

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The robbery happened at 1 p.m. Friday at the ANB Bank on the 16th Street Mall.

Chelsea Wood, 28, was walking east on the mall in front of the Ink Coffee shop when she saw a heavily bundled man walk casually out of the ANB Bank. He was wearing a gray ski mask over his face, a light hoodie, a winter coat and jeans, she said.

The man turned left onto the sidewalk and came right toward Wood in no particular hurry.

Just then two men ran out of the bank and screamed, “We’ve been robbed!”

The man turned into an alley, and a Denver police officer who had just arrived on his shift, pursued him.

The officer ran down the …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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