Aurora bank robbery suspect recovering after being shot and tasered

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AURORA, Colo. -- A suspected bank robber shot Saturday by police is recovering and could be released from the hospital this week, Aurora police said Sunday.

The suspect will then be charged in the incident.

Police said the robbery happened Saturday at the US Bank at 2290 S. Peoria St. about 12:20 p.m.

An officer in a marked patrol car just happened to be going by at the same time. He noticed frantic activity as people came streaming out of the building. He also watched a small silver car speed away from the scene.

A short chase began and it ended when the suspect's car crashed into some large rocks where the street came to a dead end in the 12200 block of East Bates Circle, police said.

The shots were fired shortly after the crash happened.  The suspect was hit in the upper torso more than once but fled on foot in spite of his injuries.  The officer continued to chase the suspect on foot and caught up to him in the 12400 block of East Bates Circle.  Again, the suspect allegedly failed to comply with the officer’s commands. The officer transitioned to his Taser and the suspect was taken into custody after being Tasered.

No one else was hurt.