Man in pickup truck shot dead by Glendale police is identified

A man who was shot dead by Glendale police officers has been identified.

John Pacheaco, Jr., 36, died of multiple gun shot wounds, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.

Pacheaco was shot by police on Saturday night in the 300 block of South Colorado Boulevard. He was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His manner of death is a homicide, according to the coroner’s office.

On Saturday night, Glendale officers approached a pickup truck stopped in traffic on South Colorado Boulevard, just inside Denver city limits.

Police described Pacheaco, inside the pickup, as being unresponsive. At some point, however, the officers fired, shooting Pacheaco.

The shooting is being investigated by Denver police.

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