AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Two Aurora police officers are on leave after shooting their guns when responding to a domestic violence call.
Aurora police Chief Vanessa Wilson told reporters that the department received a call about screaming and a gunshot heard from an apartment at 2300 block of South Xanadu Way.
When officers arrived, they found a man in the yard with a gun. Wilson said the officers were working to de-escalate the situation when he fired one shot at them.
Two officers then returned fire and the man was “incapacitated,” according to Wilson.
The man who was shot is believed to be the same person involved in the original call, which was a domestic violence situation.
He was taken to a hospital and is undergoing surgery but is expected to survive.
Aurora police are investigating the domestic violence call and looking into criminal charges, while the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office investigates the use of force by the two officers.
In a release, the two officers were not named but identified as patrol officers from District One. One has 11 years of service and the other has 19 years. Neither has been previously investigated for an officer-involved shooting, police said.
During a news conference on Tuesday, Wilson spoke about the domestic violence resources available on the Aurora Police Department website.
Watch the full police press conference in the FOX31 NOW player below.