Man shot and killed by Aurora police after pursuit was suspect in Thursday shooting, police say

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jun 29, 2018

AURORA, Colo. – A man was shot and killed by Aurora police near the intersection of 6th Ave. and N. Billings St. around midday Friday after a pursuit.

The suspect died after the shooting, police said. 6th Ave. is closed in the area of the shooting, which is just east of I-225.

Aurora police spokesman Bill Hummel said the man shot by police Friday was the suspect in a Thursday evening shooting. Hummel said a man showed up to an area hospital with two gunshot wounds. After investigating, they identified the suspect in the shooting and had probable cause for his arrest on an attempted murder charge, Hummel said.

On Friday, Aurora officers found the suspect, who has still not been identified, near 1st Ave. and Peoria St. A pursuit ensued, which ended at a gas station near 6th Ave. and N. Billings St.

Hummel said shots were fired, but it was unclear if the suspect shot at officers or if they only shot at him. Hummel also said it was unclear how many officers fired shots, but said there were several at the scene.

He said that an investigation and a review of the officers’ body cameras—if they were properly used—would reveal more information that police expected to release in coming days.

Hummel said that a weapon was recovered at the scene that did not belong to the officers.

The coroner’s office is expected to identify the man shot and killed Friday. Hummel said he expected police to host another news conference on the shooting in coming days.

Police said no officers were injured in the shooting.