Fight over cab fare ends with two Boulder officers hurt, suspect shot

BOULDER, Colo. — A man is in custody after a standoff with Boulder Police that started with a fight over a cab fare and ended with two officers injured early Friday morning.

The hours-long incident at 11th Street and East College Avenue began about 1 a.m. after a man ran from police following an altercation about a cab fare and barricaded himself inside an apartment building, Boulder Police Department spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said.

The man pointed a gun at officers, three of whom opened fire. Two officers suffered minor injuries, including one who was hit in the leg by a bullet fragment. It’s unclear which gun the bullet fragment came from. The officer was treated and released. A second officer who was reported to being down was cleared medically.

The Boulder SWAT team was called out and the man was taken to Boulder Community Hospital with serious gunshot wounds about 3:45 a.m., Huntley said.

The apartment building and surrounding area were evacuated, and the apartment building is expected to be off-limits to residents for several hours as police investigate the incident.