Carjacking, deputy-involved shooting ends in crash in Aurora

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Scene at Winston and El Dorado Pl in Aurora

AURORA, Colo. — A carjacking and gunfire from an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputy ended in a crash in Aurora on Thursday, the Aurora Police Department said.

Police said it started at 11:30 a.m. with a carjacking in the 13700 block of Rice Street. An Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop.

The driver failed to stop and the deputy initiated a PIT maneuver to try to stop the vehicle. It was temporarily disabled.

“Shots were fired by the Arapahoe County deputies as they attempted to effect an arrest of the suspects,” police said in a statement. “The suspect vehicle continued and then collided a second time with the deputy’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle was disabled in the front yard of a house east of South Winston Street and East El Dorado Place.”

One man was taken into custody and a second was detained but later released. One suspect went to a hospital with minor injuries from the crash. A sheriff’s deputy was treated for minor injuries related to the collision.