AURORA, Colo. — A suspect in a vehicle theft died after a confrontation with Aurora Police on Saturday afternoon.
According to Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas, it started when Aurora officers tried to contact two suspects in a stolen vehicle at a Circle K store at East Alameda Avenue and South Galena Way.
As they were contacting the suspects, one of them ran north across Alameda Avenue while the other stayed at the vehicle, Thomas said.
Officers pursued the suspect, who turned around when he got to a fence, pulled out a handgun and threatened the officers.
Two officers fired their weapons, hitting the suspect, according to police. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The shooting happened within Denver Police's jurisdiction. The Denver Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were investigating the incident.
The Aurora Police officers were on administrative leave.
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