Man shot by police at Anschutz Medical Campus was an employee

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AURORA, Colo. -- A University of Colorado police officer shot and killed an employee of University of Colorado Hospital Wednesday night, just outside the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

The shooting happened at East 16th Avenue and North Quentin Street, just outside the hospital on the university's medical campus, the hospital said.  It's the first shooting that has happened since the campus opened.

"The person involved was a current UCH employee who recently resigned and whose last day was to be March 28," spokesman Dan Weaver said in a statement. "This is a very sad situation, and our thoughts are with the person’s family and our employees."

Officers from the CU Denver Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal man in the parking garage at the hospital, the Aurora Police Department said.

After finding the man, he drove off. Officers followed and stopped him at 16th and Quentin. It was then that shots were fired, striking the man.

The man was taken to the emergency room at the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At the request of CU Denver Police, the investigation is being led by Aurora Police's major crimes/homicide unit.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues, APD said.

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