AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A man suspected of robbery and kidnapping was shot and killed by Aurora police on Friday.
The shooting happened at approximately 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and Memphis Street, and the suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The officers involved in the shooting weren’t hurt, and it’s not clear if the suspect was armed. In a release to the media, Aurora wrote: “The suspect was known to officers to be armed and dangerous.”
“I heard a loud noise and got up and looked out the window and noticed probably eight officers with their handguns drawn,” a neighbor said.
Police so far aren’t saying much about the events that led up to the fatal shooting, other than to say the officers located the suspect, who was on foot, and then shot him while attempting to arrest him.
“Our officers were looking for a wanted party who was wanted who was wanted for a kidnapping, as well as robbery,” Diana Cooley with Aurora police said. “He was known to be armed and dangerous.”
Although police say the suspect wasn’t in a vehicle at the time of the shooting, neighbors told CBS4 say an SUV may have been involved. Officers were witnessed investigating a white SUV near the scene.
The incident occurred near Laredo Middle School, which wasn’t placed on lockdown.
“I feel like it’s very frightening for me because you don’t know how these people would react or where they would go,” a parent said.
Because a large area was blocked off, children were escorted to their homes, and some were even driven in patrol cars to their houses.
Copter4 video above the scene of the shooting showed an intersection surrounded by crime tape. Several vehicles were apparently within the crime scene, including a white SUV with all of its doors open, a black 3 or 4 door pickup truck right behind the SUV with two of its doors open, and another pickup truck with its bed halfway open approximately 15 feet away.