Aurora police officer shoots, kills man who refuses to drop rifle

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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.

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