AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of an armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed by Aurora police after officers say he refused their commands following a high-speed chase.
Police identified the suspect Wednesday as 39-year-old Kavonda Earl Payton.
Officers were called to the convenience store robbery the night of Jan. 15 and spotted a car speeding away from the scene with its lights off. They pursued the vehicle for several miles, ending the chase with a maneuver that spun the car to a stop. The driver then ran from the car with a handgun.
Investigators say Payton was shot after he showed the gun and refused to follow the officers’ orders.
A second suspect in the car, 30-year-old Antione Calvin Spencer, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.
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