Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Colorado Police Mistakenly Kill an Armed Man Defending His Home - Hit & Run

Colorado Police Mistakenly Kill an Armed Man Defending His Home - Hit & Run

A resident of Colorado, defending your home from an attacker, was shot and killed by police who mistook him for the attacker. When officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly heard gunshots fired from inside the house. The officer who shot the resident is on paid administrative leave, ABC 7 reports.

A child was taken to a hospital with serious injuries caused by the intruder, according to a police press release.

They confronted an armed male, who was shot by officers.

During the confrontation with the home intruder, police said, an unidentified juvenile was seriously injured and transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

'Our preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased intruder on the bathroom floor was fatally shot by the armed adult male resident, ' police said.

The Aurora Police Department says several 911 calls came in around 1:30 a.m. Monday about an intruder breaking into a home. 'We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very hard time'.

Aurora police have not identified the officer.

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The APD is investigating the shooting with other law enforcement agencies, including the Denver Police Department, and has so far released few details.

The Denver Police Department is assisting with the investigation, Aurora police spokesman Kenneth Forrest told the Washington Post on Tuesday.

He said the names of the victims as well as the alleged intruder would be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office.

Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz has disclosed some limited information in connection with the incident.

Forrest declined to address questions, citing the district attorney's request to withhold facts as the investigation continues.

The shooting marked the second deadly encounter involving Aurora police in three days.

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