Police say that during a chase in the Denver suburb of Aurora on Saturday, a car theft suspect pulled a gun and was fatally shot by police.
AURORA, COLORADO — A car theft suspect was fatally shot by police officers Saturday after he pulled out a weapon during a chase, according to police.
According to acting Denver police chief Ron Thomas, the shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m.
It happened after one of two people in a suspected stolen vehicle being pursued by police in the Denver suburb of Aurora got out and fled.
According to him, the suspect approached a fence, turned around, produced a weapon, and threatened the officers pursuing him, prompting at least two of them to fire at the suspect.
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The unidentified man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died.
Thomas says that the fatal shooting is being looked into by Denver police, the Colorado State Patrol, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Meanwhile, police in Aurora were looking into two other shootings that occurred over the weekend.
According to Aurora police, a man was shot and a woman was injured by debris in a shooting Saturday night. Both were expected to make it.
Aurora police said a 44-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were shot multiple times in a parking lot early Sunday.
The 44-year-old died shortly after being taken to the hospital, and the other man was being treated for serious injuries.
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