AURORA, Colo. — Police shot a man after a chase that started in Denver and ended in Aurora on Sunday.
Officers from the Denver Police Department responded to a report of felony menacing involving a gun in the area of Elemendorf Place and Tulsa Way around noon, investigators said.
Officers spotted a vehicle matching the description in the area of East 45th Avenue and North Peoria Street.
According to police, officers tried to get the driver to pull over, but he took off.
Denver police chased the vehicle into Aurora. Police said the suspect pointed a gun at officers at one point during the pursuit.
The suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed at the entrance of the Robinwood Condominiums complex at East Alameda Parkway and East Ohio Avenue, police said.
That’s when officers fired shots at the suspect.
A silver Chevrolet Impala with multiple bullet holes in the windshield was surrounded by police tape in the parking lot of the complex.
Numerous evidence markers were visible on the ground around the car.
Between DPD cruiser, gray sedan and white truck behind it, we can see at least 30 bullet holes. Police investigating why so many shots fired pic.twitter.com/gLty4fkyQR
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Police said the suspect is a man in his 30s. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, the Aurora Police Department said.
A gun was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.
Neighbors are questioning why so many shots were fired. They’re worried officers put children, who were said to be playing nearby, in danger.
No officers were hurt in the incident. Denver police said it is assisting in the investigation.