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Attempted murder suspect was also in officer-involved shooting in 2016

Natnael Gebretsadik faces charges in connection with an incident where a woman was shot and dragged by a vehicle, according to an affidavit.

AURORA, Colo. — A man who was shot by an Aurora Police officer four years ago is now connected to another incident in the same city.

Natnael Gebretsadik, 23, has been in custody in the Denver jail since March 12 and is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) had issued a warrant for his arrest in connection to a shooting Feb. 4. The warrant was closed when Gebretsadik was arrested in Denver on suspicion of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

According to Arapahoe County court records, he faces charges in the Aurora incident that include attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and menacing.

A woman was seriously injured in the shooting, which occurred in the 700 block of South Oswego Court, according to the affidavit in the case.

Another suspect in the incident, Javante Franklin, 20, has been charged with attempted murder and parole violation and is being held in the Arapahoe County jail on $505,000 bond.

According to the affidavit, Gebretsadik and Franklin picked up the victim Feb. 4 in their vehicle, a stolen black BMW, and threatened her, saying she better not "snitch" on them in a bank fraud scheme that she and Franklin were involved in.

Franklin pistol-whipped the victim and stole her phone, before she attempted to get out the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

A Ring video obtained by investigators shows the vehicle in motion with the victim hanging onto the driver's side door, "skiing" on the snow-packed road while trying to retrieve her phone, and then letting go. A second Ring video shows one of the vehicle's occupants firing two shots, one of which hit the victim in the leg, the affidavit says.

Police believe Gebretsadik was the driver of the vehicle and Franklin fired the shots at the victim, according to the affidavit.

Gebretsadik has an extensive criminal history, including a May 2016 incident in which he was involved in an officer-involved shooting in Aurora.

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Two officers in an unmarked patrol car pulled over the vehicle he was in for a defective tail light, and he attempted to flee on foot, Aurora police said at a news conference at the time.

Gebretsadik tripped and fell, then police said he pointed a gun at the officer chasing him and refused multiple commands for him to drop the gun. The officer then fired a shot, striking Gebretsadik in the pelvis, police said.

In that case, Gebretsadik pleaded guilty to felony menacing and weapons possession by a previous juvenile offender.

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