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Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder charge for 2020 shooting

No injuries were reported in the September 2020 shooting.

AURORA, Colo. — A teen who fired shots at Aurora police officers during a traffic stop more than two years ago pleaded guilty last week in Arapahoe County District Court.

Just after 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2020, Aurora Police officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 13600 block of East Iliff Avenue when they heard several gunshots.

Officers found a vehicle nearby and initially arrested the teen inside for possession of a firearm by a juvenile, police said.

No injuries were reported. 

Amarion Harlan was 16 at the time and was later charged as an adult with nine counts, which included several counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.

On Jan. 26, Harlan, who is now 18, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a peace officer and a sentence enhancer for violent crime-use of weapon. Other counts were dismissed as part of the deal.

He's set to be sentenced on April 3.

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