x
Breaking News
More () »

Domestic violence suspect injured in officer-involved shooting, Aurora Police say

A suspect was shot and taken to the hospital after opening fire on officers, according to police, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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.

RELATED: Aurora police chief addresses violence in the city

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.

RELATED: Man taken into custody after shooting at Aurora officers, police say

> Top stories from 9NEWS curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER right now to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox. 

SUGGESTED VIDEOSLatest from 9NEWS  

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS 

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER for top stories from 9NEWS curated daily just for you. Get content and information right now for can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.   

DOWNLOAD THE 9NEWS APP
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n  

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE 

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA. 

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon. 

RELATED: 'We're all just family': Vigil honors victims, heroes of Aurora theater shooting

RELATED: How Aurora's Crisis Response Team responds to mental health crises