Aurora police shoot armed robbery suspect after chase

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AURORA, Colo. – Police are investigating an armed robbery that led to an officer involved shooting in Aurora Saturday night.

At 12:30 a.m., police responded to a call that a man walked into the Bradley gas station located at 1090 North Havana Street and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.

Minutes later, an officer saw a male at East 7th Avenue and North Ironton Street who matched the description witnesses gave of the suspect.

When the officer tried to contact the male, the suspect ran away and led police on a foot chase for several yards.

When the officer caught up with the man, witnesses heard orders being given to the suspect, but he failed to comply according to police.

“Shots were fired and the suspect was struck,” said Sgt. Cassidee Carlson of the Aurora Police Department. “The suspect was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.”

The officer that fired his weapon will be placed on administrative leave while the investigation continues. The officer was not injured during the incident.

The suspect’s name has not been released. 

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