AURORA, Colo. — A suspect was taken to the hospital after a shooting involving officers Tuesday afternoon, Aurora Police Department (APD) said.
APD Chief Vanessa Wilson said officers responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. about a reported domestic violence incident.
The caller reported hearing screaming followed by a gunshot in a nearby residence, Wilson said.
APD officers arrived at the scene and were confronted by a man standing outside an apartment building with a gun, according to Wilson, and they gave orders to the man to drop the weapon.
The man then fired a round, and officers returned fire and incapacitated him, Wilson said.
The man was then taken to the hospital with injuries that are considered serious but not believed to be life-threatening, according to Wilson.
Police said that no officers were injured in the shooting.
Wilson said the two officers, one an 11-year veteran and the other a 19-year veteran at APD, who returned fire were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, which is standard procedure after all officer-involved shootings.
"My officers did a fantastic job today, and hopefully they prevented a victim of domestic violence from losing her life," Wilson said.
This is the police department's fifth officer-involved shooting this year, according to Wilson.
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