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Aurora Police officer shot, expected to be ‘OK’

Posted at 6:56 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 01:22:40-04

AURORA – An Aurora police officer is expected to recover after they were shot in the bulletproof vest Friday afternoon near the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Aurora Police Spokesperson Kenneth Forrest said the officer shot the suspect and that person is in custody. Aurora PD said the officer heard a disturbance and gunfire coming from an alleyway and exchanged gunfire with a suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and police say there is no threat to the public.

Police said there were other people in the alleyway, but they would not say if they were shot or their condition. Police did say a minor was involved in the incident, but it’s not clear how.

9NEWS Denver is reporting a CU hospital spokesperson told them a total of four people were taken to the hospital. Forrest would not confirm that number in the news conference.

Aurora PD also said all responding officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting. The officer will be placed on routine paid administrative leave.

Aurora Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed anything in the incident to call 303-739-6067.