Denver police officer shot while investigating trespassing report; manhunt underway for suspect

The officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition, FOX 31 in Denver reported

A manhunt got underway in Denver on Saturday night after a city police officer was shot in a leg while on duty.

The unidentified officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition, FOX 31 in Denver reported. Police were searching for the suspect in the Sunnyside neighborhood.

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The officer had been with the Denver Police Department for five years, according to the station. 

He was hit while responding to a trespassing call, FOX 31 reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.