Colorado Police shot a man who was defending his home from a burglar. Just after he shot the burglar, police shot him.
Police initially arrived on the scene after receiving multiple calls on July 30 at around 1:30 a.m. related to a disturbance in the area. They also received a call with more specific details from a woman who lived at the residence.
“Aurora Police officers arrived to a very chaotic and violent scene at 10609 East Montview Boulevard. While on scene officers heard gunshots fired from inside the home, and encountered an armed adult male. An officer discharged his firearm striking the armed male who was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries,” reads a statement from Chief Nick Metz of the Aurora Police Department.
Police later discovered the suspected burglar already dead on the bathroom floor of the residence. They also found a young person in the home with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries sustained in the burglary.
The officer has been reassigned to administrative duties with pay while authorities investigate. The Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit, the Denver Police Department, and 17th Judicial District are jointly conducting the investigation, according to the statement.
A 2015 Colorado state law requires multiple agencies to participate in investigations into officer-involved shootings.