Suspect In Aurora Bank Robbery Jailed After Being Hurt In Police Shooting

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have released the identity of a man officers shot and wounded after a bank robbery in Aurora.

Authorities say Derick Lamar Williams-Berrien, 22, was wearing a mask when he robbed the the U.S. Bank on Peoria Street early Saturday afternoon and then sped off. A police officer who was on patrol nearby began chasing after the car.

Williams-Berrien’s car came to a halt in a dead end in the 12200 block of East Bates Circle soon afterwards and the suspect ran from the car. Police say that when he didn’t respond to commands by police for him to stop an officer fired and hit him. A few minutes later police were able to detain and arrest him.

It’s not clear how badly hurt Williams-Berrien was in the shooting. He was booked into jail Monday morning and his bond was set at $50,000. He faces aggravated robbery charges.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the crime and still plan to search the suspect’s car after they get the necessary warrant.

The suspect had a mask on during the crime and his right-hand was covered. It wasn’t clear whether he had a weapon.

The officer who fired shots is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the city’s investigation.


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