AURORA, Colo. — A suspect is in the hospital after a shooting Tuesday night involving an Aurora Police Officer at a motel on Colfax Avenue.
Officers from the Aurora Police Department (APD) SWAT Team were called to the Wolf's Motor Inn, located at 15691 E. Colfax Ave., at about 7:15 p.m. to take a suspect who was wanted for homicide into custody, Lieutenant Chris Amsler with APD said.
Crisis negotiators tried for several hours to get the suspect to surrender peacefully, Amsler said. The suspect refused to leave his room, according to police.
During the negotiation, officers learned that a woman was also in the suspect's room, Amsler said.
At about 10:04 p.m., an officer reported hearing a gunshot coming from the room, according to Amsler. SWAT officers then entered the room and more shots were fired, according to APD.
The suspect was struck and suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital, Amsler said. Two SWAT officers also suffered minor injuries from the incident, police said.
The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 17th Judicial District responded and will be investigating this shooting.
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