AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Aurora police Chief Daniel Oates has ordered a review of police procedures after police shot and killed an extortion suspect.
The review was ordered after a public outcry over the shooting.
Authorities said 49-year-old Juan Contreras was shot three times in the confrontation on Saturday night. Authorities say Contreras was sitting in a vehicle and the officer was standing just outside. Police said Contreras had a knife.
Oates says the shooting triggered a number of questions within the department and the community and police need to learn from it.
Aurora police say the officer was trying to arrest Contreras for demanding $100 to return a set of car keys a woman had lost earlier.
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