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1 man dead in Aurora police shooting

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Feb 11, 2022

AURORA, Colo. — One man was killed in a police shooting at an Aurora apartment complex Friday morning.

The Aurora Police Department confirmed officers responded to 1325 N Idalia Ct. after multiple 911 calls came in reporting a Hispanic man with a gun was knocking on multiple doors at the La Fontaine Apartments.

When officers arrived, they found the 31-year-old man described in the phone calls and delivered commands in both English and Spanish, according to Agent Matthew Longshore with the Aurora Police Department. After the man failed to comply with multiple commands, two officers fired their guns at the man, Longshore said.

Officers began performing CPR, but when paramedics arrived, he was pronounced dead. The man has not been identified at this time.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

Longshore said it was not clear whether the man had fired the gun he was carrying, but said a gun was recovered from the scene.

The 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting. The two officers who fired their guns have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. Both were wearing body-worn cameras that were turned on, and the video captured on those cameras will be reviewed.

The department is asking any members of the public who may have witnessed the shooting or the events leading up to it to contact Aurora police.

This story is developing and will be updated.