Suspect killed, Aurora police officer injured in northeast Denver shooting

DENVER -- An Aurora police officer was shot by a suspect in northeast Denver on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect died during the exchange of gunfire, the Aurora Police Department said.

The incident happened in the 14500 block of East 46th Avenue, near Chambers Road and Interstate 70, in the Montbello neighborhood about noon, the Denver Police Department said.

Aurora police said the officer's injuries were not life-threatening.

142 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, Colo.

142 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, Colo.

Aurora police said the incident began with a shooting at 142 Del Mar Circle about 11:20 a.m.

Police said one person was transported to a hospital from the scene near East Sixth Avenue and Peoria Street. The shooting victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Aurora police received information that the suspect had gone into northeast Denver, and officers went to investigate.

Denver police said they became aware of the situation about 11:30 a.m.

Denver police spokesman John White said the suspect "exited the residence [on East 46th Avenue] and an altercation ensued."

White said gunfire was exchanged that resulted in one Aurora police officer being injured. He was receiving treatment at a hospital Tuesday afternoon.

White said several Aurora officers fired their weapons as well as at least one Denver officer. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

A large perimeter was set up in the area for the investigation and there was a large police presence, many with guns drawn.

Police were asking residents to stay out of the area. Officers were working to obtain to obtain a search warrant to go into the home and continue their investigation.

SWAT team members along with police from several jurisdictions responded to the scene on East 46th Avenue.

Oakland Elementary School at 4580 Dearborn St. was placed on lockout.  Denver Public Schools said it sent robo calls to parents advising them of the situation and that the police activity is unrelated to the school.

All children at the school were safe, Denver Public Schools said.