Man shot and killed at Aurora motel

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AURORA, Colo. -- A man was shot and killed at a motel early Thursday morning, the Aurora Police Department said.

The shooting happened about 1 a.m. at the Riviera Motel at 9100 E. Colfax Ave., police said.

When officers arrived, they found a man in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating what led to the shooting, adding they don't believe there is a threat to the public.

The victim has not been identified and police have not released any suspect information.

Police said while they were investigating the homicide, they were tipped off that a strong-arm robbery occurred at the same time and a suspect had barricaded himself inside a room.

Not knowing if the incidents were related, a heavy police presence and SWAT team were called out.

Just before 7 a.m., a SWAT team made entry into the room and took the robbery suspect into custody. A woman in the room was also taken into custody on an unrelated outstanding warrant.

Police later said the robbery report was unfounded and is being investigated as a separate assault case.

Both directions of Colfax Avenue were closed between Akron and Beeler streets for the investigation. Westbound lanes reopened just after 7 a.m. and eastbound lanes after 9 a.m.

Aurora Public Schools said Boston P-8 School at 1365 Boston St. had a two-hour delay because of the police activity, starting classes at 10 a.m.