12-Year-Old Auto Theft Suspect Killed In Gunfight With Owner After He Tracked Down His Car With An App

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DENVER, COLORADO — An altercation which led to a shootout between suspects in an auto theft and the owner of the vehicle left a 12-year-old suspect dead in Denver.

The incident occurred Sunday, Feb. 5th, according to Yahoo! News.

Denver police stated that the owner of the vehicle contacted them as he was tracking his stolen vehicle via a smartphone app.

Upon locating the vehicle, the owner approached the vehicle and a shootout ensued between the owner and suspects.

The suspect driving the stolen vehicle drove the vehicle a few blocks from the scene of the shootout.

He was located by police at that location with a gunshot wound. Police later identified him as 12-year-old Elias Armstrong. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Denver police also stated that the other suspects fled the area and had not been located. No charges had been filed as of Yahoo!’s report and the case was to be referred to the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

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Robert Nixon is a retired law enforcement officer whose career spanned thirty years in various assignments, to include the rank of chief. He is the owner of AO Training Solutions LLC, specializing in open enrollment defensive handgun and trauma first aid training.

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