Denver police officer shot multiple times during traffic stop

A second-generation Denver police officer has just finished undergoingsurgeryafter he suffered multiple gunshot wounds during a traffic stop today.

It’s not yet known if the car was involved in other incidents in Denver.

KDVR reports that Officer Lopez might have been unaware thatthere had been a bank robbery and series of carjackings in the area when he performed what he assumed was a routine traffic stop.Denver Police Chief Robert White said the suspects may have been involved in those crimes as well. White added thatone suspect had been shot and taken into custody in fair condition, but there could be as many as two suspects still at large.

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