(DENVER) — A female police officer was fatally shot Sunday night while trying to break up a fight at a jazz concert in Denver, according to police.
The officer, who was identified by The Denver Post as a single mother and a seven-year veteran of the Denver Police Department, was struck in the head just after 8 p.m. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The shooting sent hundreds of City Park Jazz concert-goers running in panic.
“We were just sitting here listening to the music, and all of a sudden we saw everybody running, saying, ‘Everybody get down. Everybody get down,” a woman who attended the concert with her two young daughters told ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV.
“We first thought it was a fight. But everybody was running, saying, ‘Somebody got shot,'” the woman said.
One person was taken into custody Sunday night, but it is not clear if he or she is the alleged shooter.
“We did make one arrest for an individual with a weapon … It is not confirmed if that individual was involved in the shooting,” Denver Police Chief Robert White said.
White said he hopes to know more details by Monday.
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