Barricaded suspect arrested after police fire foam round into apartment

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AURORA, Colo. — A barricaded suspect surrendered Sunday morning after police fired a less-lethal foam projectile into his apartment, the Aurora Police Department said.

Police received a report about 2 a.m. of a man with a gun at the Silverbrook Apartments, 15453 E. 1st Ave., APD said. A resident said he heard a fight in a parking lot, then saw a man with a long gun when he looked out the window.

Officers arrived to find a man who said another man had hit him with a shotgun before running into a nearby apartment. Police soon learned that the suspect is wanted on a warrant for attempted homicide.

Police surrounded the apartment, eventually calling in a SWAT team, APD said. Four people came out of the apartment when officers announced their presence via loudspeaker, but the suspect was not among them, police said.

After hours of attempted negotiations, a SWAT officer fired a foam round through a window about 7:15 a.m., APD reported. Three people then gave themselves up, including the suspect. He was arrested without incident. A shotgun was found inside the apartment, APD said.

No injuries were reported.



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