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Police shoot man after responding to domestic violence incident

The shooting happened Saturday at a home on North Chambers Road.

AURORA, Colo. — A man is in the hospital after being shot by an Aurora police officer.

The Aurora Police Department said on Saturday, officers responded to a 911 call about a domestic violence situation.

When officers arrived to the scene in the 1200 block of North Chambers Road, they found multiple people at the home, some of whom they described as uncooperative with the investigation. 

When officers tried to arrest the suspect, he also became uncooperative, police said. During the arrest, another man on the scene became involved, police said. One of the officers shot that man in the lower leg. 

The man who was shot was taken to the hospital. Two other people were also taken to the hospital for unspecified injuries, police said. 

Aurora police are investigating the initial domestic violence incident. The Arapahoe County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) will investigate the shooting by the Aurora Police officer while the officer is placed on administrative leave.

Aurora Police Chief Art Acevedo said body camera footage and audio would be released in the near future.


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