Officers responded to reports of a man shooting into a parked car. Police found the damaged vehicle and later caught up to Manzanares who was reportedly drinking. Police claim they could see the handle of a gun sticking out of his waistband. Officers allege that Manzanares dropped the bottle of alcohol and moved towards the gun. Three officers fired at least 11 rounds at Manzanares, killing him.
Agency: Denver Police Department
Confrontation Type: Violent Crime
Service Call: Yes
Body Camera: no
Official Disposition: Pending investigation
Victim Name: Duane Manzanares Jr.
Death Date: June 13, 2021
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Drug or Alcohol Use
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: other
Fleeing: not fleeing
Washington Post Database ID: 6945