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Neighbor shot after intervening in dispute in southeast Aurora

The suspect was taken into custody after a chase and crash, APD said.

AURORA, Colo. — A man was shot and wounded Thursday night in the Tollgate Crossing neighborhood of Aurora after intervening in a dispute, according to a tweet from the Aurora Police Department (APD).

The shooting happened in the 23600 block of East Grand Place around 8:15 p.m.

A man and a woman were involved in a dispute and when a man who lived nearby intervened he was shot by the man, a spokesperson for APD said. 

The incident was initially believed to be a domestic dispute. Still, APD said they later learned the man and woman from the original dispute were not romantically involved but are known to each other.

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The shooting victim was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive his injuries, according to APD.

Following the shooting, the suspect left the area on a motorcycle and was spotted by an APD officer nearby on Gun Club Road. The officer attempted a traffic stop but the man did not comply and due to the violent nature of the crime, a pursuit was authorized, a tweet from APD says.

The suspect was pursued south on Gun Club Road to Smoky Hill Road where he entered E-470, according to APD.

Near Quincy Road, the suspect lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

E-470 was shut down for a time due to the crash and investigation. During the closure tolls were waived at the toll locations nearby,

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As of Friday afternoon, he remained in the hospital and had not been formally arrested in the case, according to an APD spokesperson.

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