AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police officers were involved in a shooting in the 2200 block of Fairplay Street Wednesday. That’s a few blocks northwest of Chambers Road and East Montview Boulevard.
Officers with the Aurora Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were in the are at 5:15 p.m., to contact man wanted on criminal charges related to domestic violence.
SWAT officers arrived in the area and contact was made with the wanted man, who was armed.
One officer fired a shot, striking the suspect. First aid was immediately rendered to the suspect by a SWAT Medic, and he was transported to a local hospital where he was receiving treatment Wednesday night.
No officers were injured during this incident. The involved officer will be placed on administrative assignment with pay, per Aurora Police Department policy.
This incident is being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Major Crimes Unit.
“The investigation into this incident is in its early stages and much work needs to be done to determine what circumstances led up to this officer-involved shooting. Officers involved in this incident were equipped with body worn cameras that were activated,” investigators said.
Police are requesting anyone who was a witness to this incident to contact Detective Nick Huber at 303.739.6090