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Photos: Wesley Maldonado killed by cops in Thornton after high-speed chase

The murder of eighteen-year-old Anthony Benavidez in a Thornton trailer park isn't the only violent death to take place in that community over recent days.

Also killed was Wesley Maldonado, who died at the hands of police officers. Maldonado, who had a lengthy criminal record, led cops on a wild high-speed chase that went back and forth from Thornton to Denver twice before winding up on the block where a gunshot appears to have sparked the entire incident. Photos, video and details below.

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