AURORA, Colo. -- A man died following a confrontation with Aurora police officers outside his home Friday afternoon.
A spokesperson says officers responded to 3358 South Nucla Way on a welfare check at about 4 p.m. There was a report of a man who was making threats to kill himself and that he was armed with a rifle.
The suspect was holding a rifle when he confronted officers as they approached the home.
"He failed to comply with orders to drop his weapon. An officer fired a shot striking the subject. He was then transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead," an Aurora police statement says.
No officers were injured, police said.