DENVER - A man died after an officer-involved shooting late Monday night. The Aurora Police officers involved were not injured.
According to Aurora Police, the incident happened at the 7-Eleven at East 11th Avenue and Yosemite Street near the Denver/Aurora border around 11:30 p.m.
According to Aurora Deputy Chief of Police Paul O'Keefe, Aurora Police had tried to stop a stolen Denver vehicle multiple times over the past few days. O'Keefe said during a press conference Tuesday that the driver of the stolen vehicle had tried multiple times to bait officers into pursuing him previously. However, officers did not engage.
However, someone spotted the stolen Jeep pull into the 7-Eleven parking lot late Monday night. An officer pulled in behind the stolen vehicle in an attempt to pin in the vehicle.
However, after Aurora officers asked the driver to turn off the car and put his hands up, the driver intentionally drove back and forth into patrol cars and the 7-Eleven in an attempt to escape the scene. Despite multiple requests to stop, the driver did not. At that point, two officers fired at the vehicle, striking the driver multiple times.
They performed CPR on the driver until an ambulance arrived on the scene to take the driver to a nearby hospital. The man later died from his injuries.
The man who died in the shooting is not being identified at this time.
Both officers are on paid administrative leave since the investigation is ongoing.
Denver Police searched the stolen Jeep for more information and eventually towed the vehicle away.
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