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Coroner Identifies Man Shot, Killed By Police

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man shot and killed by an Anschutz Medical Center campus police officer has been identified as 50-year-old Joseph Oliver Gorden.

The coroner for Adams and Broomfield counties released Gorden’s name Friday. Authorities previously said he was a University of Colorado Hospital employee who recently resigned.

He was killed Wednesday.

Police in Aurora, which includes the medical center campus, say they responded to a report of a suicidal man in the hospital parking lot. They say he fled in an SUV when officers tried to contact him.

He was shot and killed after a pursuit.

Aurora police are investigating the shooting.

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