WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A man wanted by Aurora police was shot by SWAT officers while they were attempting to serve a search warrant in Westminster on Wednesday morning, according to Westminster Police Department (WPD) spokeswoman Cheri Spottke.

A SWAT team was at a home in the area of 71st Avenue and Hooker Street at about 5:45 a.m. to serve a "knock and announce search warrant" for the Aurora Police Department. When officers entered the home, they encountered a man with a gun, WPD said in a release.

At some point, Spottke said the suspect pointed the gun at officers. Officers then opened fire and struck the suspect. 

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. No officers were injured, Spottke said. 

Hooker Street is currently closed between 71st Avenue and 72nd Avenue is expected to remain closed most of the morning, police said in an update at 10:30 a.m.


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