Suspect fires gun at Aurora police officer, striking patrol vehicle

AURORA, Colo. — A juvenile male faces charges, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder, after investigators said he shot at a police vehicle while an officer and another person were in it, the Aurora Police Department said Tuesday.

The incident happened late Monday night when officers responded to the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park in the 1800 block of Eisenhower Way.

Police said the officers were conducting an investigation involving a juvenile female. She was placed in the back of a marked patrol vehicle while the officer concluded the investigation.

The vehicle was parked near Pitkin Street and Eisenhower Way when the suspect approached and fired several shots at it.

“Fortunately, the officer and the victim were physically unharmed. The suspect fled the scene. A perimeter was quickly set up by responding officers and a juvenile male was contacted and subsequently arrested a short time later,” police said.

The male suspect was being held without bond Tuesday.