1 Arrested In Officer-Involved Shooting

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Aurora investigated an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened when an officer tried to arrest a wanted party in the 11600 block of Montview Boulevard. The officer fired his weapon but no one was injured.

The suspect, identified as Michael Smith, 31, was struck by a Taser and he was rushed to the hospital.

Police in Aurora investigate an officer-involved shooting (credit: Aurora Police)

Police in Aurora investigate an officer-involved shooting (credit: Aurora Police)

“When Smith exited the establishment the officers gave him verbal orders in an attempt to take him into custody without incident,” police said in a statement. “Smith did not comply with the orders given to him by officers and less lethal was used but was ineffective. Smith instead fled from the officers while brandishing a handgun. At that point, one officer discharged his service weapon which did not strike Smith.”

Smith remained in police custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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