Man suffering mental health crisis fires shots at SWAT in Aurora; no injuries reported

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Aurora police said shots were fired by a suspect when SWAT officers entered a home just before 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Aurora Police Department said around 4:43 p.m. officers were attempting to arrest the suspect who had fired a gun inside of his home in the 2200 block of Billings Street.

Some of the rounds had entered a neighboring residence, but no one was hurt, police said.

Police learned that before arriving, a 21-year-old man was inside of the residence having a mental health crisis. It was also reported that he was possibly under the influence of an known substance, had access to a firearm and was threatening to shoot people inside of the residence.

When officers tried to contact the suspect, he barricaded himself inside the home and an Aurora SWAT team was called around 5:45 p.m.

At around 7:55p.m. police discovered that the suspect was trying to force his way into the basement where the two people had been hiding from him. Fearing for the safety of the residents hiding from the suspect the decision was made to force entry into the residence, police said.

While inside of the residence shots were fired by an APD SWAT Officer.  No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

No one was injured in the incident, according to police.

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