AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – An Aurora man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Sunday night, after Aurora SWAT shot him with a less-lethal round.
The suspect, an African American adult male, was barricaded inside his condominium for several hours, before he was arrested.
The incident forced Sable Street to be closed for several hours, between Mississippi Avenue and Alameda Avenue.
Aurora Police told CBS4 the man had allegedly walked around his parking lot with a firearm. When police arrived, he then ran inside his home, refusing to come out.
Negotiation attempts for a peaceful surrender failed, as SWAT members continuously asked the suspect to exit the home.
Ultimately the SWAT team moved in with an armored vehicle.
After gaining entry to the home, the suspect was shot with the less-lethal round.
“It was like a muffled shot,” said an eyewitness.
Police said the suspect would face menacing charges for the original call. Also, due to his resistance to exit the home, he would also face additional charges.
“I didn’t want [the suspect] to get hurt. But, if this is what it came to, I guess you got to deal with it and go to jail,” the witness said. “Just because you don’t like life, doesn’t mean you need to hold up everybody else.”
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