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Suspect, victim dead following officer-involved shooting in Aurora

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jan 15, 2019

AURORA – A suspect and a victim are dead following an officer-involved shooting in Aurora early Tuesday morning.

No officers were hurt in the incident.

Aurora Police said dispatchers sent officers to a call of an armed person inside the home who was “acting erratically” in the 1400 block of South Kenton Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said a man wearing body armor began shooting at officers when they arrived at the home. That’s when police said they returned fire and hit the suspect. As they searched the scene, officers noticed that another man had been shot and was seriously injured.

Both the suspect and the victim were taken to the hospital where they died from their injuries. The suspect hasn’t been identified at this time and neither has the victim.

The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Denver Police are investigating the shooting. The Aurora Police Department said all officers were wearing body cameras.

This is the third officer-involved shooting in the Centennial state in the last 36 hours. One happened in Pueblo West Sunday night, and another happened in Frisco Monday night.