Aurora officer fires weapon at vehicle of man wanted for violent crimes, uses Taser to apprehend him

Suspect was wanted by Denver Police Department
Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 23:31:14-04

AURORA, Colo. – A man wanted for violent crimes out of Denver was taken into custody Thursday night in the City of Aurora.

The Aurora Police Department got a call from Denver police at around 7:20 p.m. about the suspect, who was wanted for violent felony crimes.

The man, who has not been identified by police, was found in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the area of E. Iliff Ave. and S. Buckley Rd., by officers assisting Denver police.

Aurora PD’s SWAT unit "initiated efforts to arrest the suspect" who was in a vehicle at the time, when shots were fired by an officer. It’s unclear at this time if the suspect did anything to prompt police to start firing at the vehicle. It’s also unclear how many shots were fired by the officer, who has also not been identified by the department.

Police said the suspect then left the vehicle and fled on foot, running south of the fast food restaurant before he was eventually taken into custody. A weapon was recovered from the scene.

A spokesperson for the department said the suspect was non-complaint and a Taser had to be used to apprehend him. The suspect sustained minor injuries.

A passenger who remained in the suspect’s vehicle was contacted police and is considered a victim in the originating case out of Denver.

The department said their SWAT unit was also wearing body cameras at the time of the arrest.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the APD Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and members of the Denver Police Department, in accordance with Senate Bill 15-219, according to the spokesperson.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Agent M. Ingui at (303) 793-6067.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in Aurora for the month of March and the third so far for 2019.


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