By Makenzie O’Keefe
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A suspect who was injured in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a Colfax motel died several hours later.
The Aurora Police Department said the shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. at the Biltmore Motel near East Colfax Ave and Yosemite Street.
Officers were responding to a report of shots being fired in the area. When police arrived, they saw a person matching the description of the suspect. Aurora police said the suspect ran and officers chased him a short distance.
Police say that’s when shots were fired in the parking lot of the motel. Officer Bill Hummel tells CBS4 the officers shot the suspect, and then tried to provide immediate aide.
No officers were injured. The suspect was taken to a local hospital and was described as being in critical condition before Aurora police tweeted an update just before 1 p.m.
Police said the man was carrying a weapon, which was recovered at the scene.