DENVER — The suspect involved in a shooting that sent a Denver police officer to the hospital early Sunday morning has been identified.
Elijah Ruff, 23, is being held for investigation of attempted murder, investigation of aggravated assault and investigation of first degree assault following a shooting that sent a Denver police officer to the hospital, reported KDVR.
The shooting occurred around 3:45 a.m. at a home in the 4800 block of West 10th Ave.
Denver Police Spokesperson Doug Schepman, said officers were treating a shooting victim when the suspect opened fire at them. As a result, police returned fire and the suspect retreated.
The woman shot is believed to be the suspect’s mother. She took a round in the lower back. Consequently, the woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound. She is listed in stable condition.
SWAT officers entered the home about an hour after the shooting. They successfully captured the suspect without further incident.
We are happy to report the officer, who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, has been released from the hospital.
The wounded officer has not been identified.