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Suspect in police shootings released from hospital Sunday

5:01 PM, Nov 11, 2012   |    comments
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Larry Gomez, 33, was placed in police custody near I-225 and East Illiff Avenue in Aurora. He was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries.

The chase began when police say they received a tip that Gomez was at a Denver residence. When they arrived, police say they observed Gomez drop someone off at the home and drive away.

Police say they followed Gomez for a short time and tried to pull him over, but Gomez allegedly sped off.

The chase eventually ended when a Denver police officer used a PIT maneuver on northbound I-225 and East Illiff Avenue. Gomez was shot by police as he tried to flee on foot.

Despite being shot, sources say Gomez continued to run and even fought with Police as they were making the arrest. The suspect's injuries don't seem to be life threatening.

Video from the scene shows a Denver police cruiser severely damaged. A Denver police officer was treated for cuts and injuries to his hand.

Gomez allegedly shot at a Westminster police officer during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The bullet grazed the officer, causing minor injury.

The case is similar to one that Denver police are investigating that happened early Tuesday morning. Denver officers were conducting a traffic stop when the driver exchanged gunfire with officers, then fled the scene.

Aurora Police were out earlier Friday canvassing an apartment complex where the suspect's Cadillac was discovered in one of the unit's parking lot.

The gray 2000 Cadillac Deville was seized by Denver police. 

Gomez has a lengthy criminal record, including arrests for domestic violence, drug possession and robbery.

Gomez faces charges in Denver for attempted homicide of a police officer and aggravated motor vehicle theft. Charges are pending for the Westminster shooting and Saturday's incident.\

Aurora police said Gomez was still in the hospital Saturday night. He was released Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.


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