Suspect in officer-involved shooting released from hospital, arrested
AURORA, Colo. — Police have arrested the suspect in an officer-involved shooting Sunday after he was released from the hospital.
On Sunday, officers from the Denver Police Department responded to a midafternoon report of felony menacing involving a gun near Elemendorf Place and Tulsa Way.
A short time later, officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s in area of East 45th Avenue and North Peoria Street.
When officers attempted to make a traffic stop, the suspect fled and police chased the vehicle into Aurora.
At one point during the pursuit, the suspect, Keith Roberts Jr., pointed a gun at pursuing officers, police said.
The pursuit ended at the entrance of the Robinwood Condominium complex at East Alameda Parkway and East Ohio Avenue after Roberts lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
During that time, shots were fired by Denver officers. A gun was recovered from Roberts’ vehicle.
Roberts was arrested and booked into the Aurora Detention Center on charges of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, felony menacing with a deadly weapon, felony vehicular eluding and warrant for felony drugs out of Denver County.
Roberts might face additional charges as the investigation unfolds.