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Denver DA opens grand jury investigation into LoDo police shooting that injured 6 bystanders

DENVER — Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced Tuesday that she is opening a grand jury investigation into a police shooting of an armed suspect that injured six bystanders in lower downtown last month.

McCann made the announcement the same day the Denver Police Department released bodycam footage of the July 17 incident near 20th and Larimer streets.

The suspect, Jordan Waddy, 21, was shot and transported to the hospital after three officers fired a total of seven rounds at him. He was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released to the custody of the police.

Six bystanders were injured during the shooting, but it’s unclear how many bystanders were shot or hit by shrapnel. The department said shortly after the incident that it was trying to determine this information, but a month later has still not publicly released an exact number.

“Based upon the information we have at this time, we understand that these injuries to these individuals were directly or indirectly caused by the rounds fired by one or more officers,” Denver Police Department Cmdr. Matt Clark said Tuesday in a video statement.

The shooting happened around the time the bars let out at 1:30 a.m. Police said Waddy was involved in an altercation in front of the Larimer Beer Hall and then walked away as officers began to follow the 21-year-old suspect and give him commands, according to police.