Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Aurora

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AURORA, Colo. — An officer with the Aurora Police Department fired their weapon while chasing a suspect Thursday night. The shooting occurred near East Iliff Avenue and South Buckley Road.

APD tweeted about the shooting about 8:30 p.m.

Just before 9 p.m., APD said no one was injured in the shooting and there is no threat to the community.

At a press conference, APD spokesman Anthony Camacho said the male suspect involved was wanted on felony charges out of the city of Denver. The Denver Police Department’s fugitive unit contacted Aurora police’s SWAT team about the case.

Officers followed the suspect to the McDonald’s parking lot at Iliff and Buckley.

In the parking lot, Aurora SWAT officers began attempting to arrest the driver, who then ran away. Officers followed. During the foot chase, one of the officers fired their weapon but the suspect was not hit.

Officers caught up to the suspect at a gas station, where they apprehended him using a Taser.

The officer who fired their weapon has not been identified.

The intersection of Iliff and Buckley was closed for several hours.

APD said Friday that a passenger who remained in the suspect’s vehicle is considered a victim in the original case originating in Denver.

A weapon was recovered from the scene.

DPD is assisting APD in its investigation.

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