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5 injured in crash after DPD chase on I-225

Aurora police said Denver officers were pursuing a car they believe was associated with a shooting that happened earlier Monday.

AURORA, Colo. — Five people, including two Denver police officers, were injured in a crash at the conclusion of a chase on Interstate 225 in Aurora Monday afternoon, the Aurora Police Department said. 

Aurora police said the crash happened on southbound I-225 near Colfax Avenue. Police said Denver officers were pursuing a car they believe was associated with a shooting that happened earlier Monday.

Officers chased the car from the area of 46th Avenue and Tower Road. The chase continued eastbound on Interstate 70 and then southbound on Interstate 225, where the officers performed a PIT maneuver, leading to the crash, Aurora police said.

Police said a total of seven vehicles were involved in the crash, including a semi and a cement truck. Five people, including two Denver police officers, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. 

Police said the driver of the suspect car sustained an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after the chase ended. He is in the hospital in critical condition, police said. 

Police said there is no evidence any officers fired shots during the incident.

The earlier shooting happened Monday morning near a Bass Pro Shops on Northfield Boulevard in east Denver, Denver police said. The victim in that shooting is expected to survive. 

The 17th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the crash. 

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