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Burglary suspect located after earlier confrontation with Englewood officer

Lars Bowen was still driving the stolen Audi when he was contacted by police in Aurora, according to the Englewood Police Department.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The suspect in an early morning burglary who nearly hit an Englewood officer while leaving the scene in a stolen SUV is in custody, the Englewood Police Department said.

Around 1:45 a.m. Thursday, EPD officers responded to an in-progress burglary at a business in the 2900 block of South Umatilla Street.

As they arrived, a man was seen leaving the area in a stolen SUV, police said. That man crashed through a fence and nearly hit an officer.

As that happened, another officer fired his gun at the man, but the man was able to drive away, police said. No officers were hurt in the incident.

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Around 10 a.m. Thursday, EPD said the suspect was taken into custody by Aurora police.

He was identified as Lars Bowen, and was still driving the stolen Audi when he was contacted, EPD said. He faces the following charges:

  • Attempted murder
  • Second-degree burglary
  • Aggravated motor vehicle theft
  • Felony eluding

Since Bowen drove away, it was initially unclear if he was hit by the officer's gunfire, EPD said. Once he was found, EPD determined that he was not injured.

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The 18th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting.

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