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Man suspected of shooting a Denver officer in the back has been identified

A man who allegedly shot a police officer in the back Tuesday night in southwest Denver was identified on Wednesday.

According to the police department, 34-year-old Jamie Martin is being arrested for an investigation into first-degree murder. Martin is also being investigated for three counts of illegal discharge of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, all counts of felony.

Police said the shooting took place around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in the West Kentucky Avenue and South Knox Court areas.