By Conor McCue

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Aurora police say the city’s mayor, Mike Coffman, was riding along with police officers when they were involved in a chase and crash. The vehicle the mayor was in did not crash.

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Aurora police say they found a vehicle with a homicide suspect inside at around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday near Colfax Avenue and Havana Street. Officers tried to pull it over, but the vehicle did not.

Officers engaged in a chase and rammed the car near 14th Avenue and Del Mar Street. Two officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. They’re expected to be okay.

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Officials say those were the only injuries.

(credit: Thania Castro)

Jesus Aguirre-Flores, 26, and Khadijah Evans, 22, were both taken into custody on scene. Aguirre-Flores was arrested on first-degree murder charges. Evans was arrested for eluding.

Jesus Aguirre-Flores (left) and Khadijah Evans (right) (credit: Aurora)

According to the department, Aguirre-Flores was wanted in connection to a shooting at the Radiant Inn on East Colfax on Aug. 17. The victim in that shooting later died at the hospital.

Conor McCue

Comments (2)
  1. “Officers tried to pull it over, but the vehicle did not.” — did not what?

  2. Common Sense says:

    Ms. Chavira, all the other Denver stations are reporting details. Jesus Aguirre-Flores, 26 and 22-year-old Khadijah Evans were wanted for the murder of 25-year-old Lance Michael Gerry at the Radiant Inn on Aug. 17. Flores is Hispanic and Evans is black. Maybe you should read the other station reporting so you can give detailed information for Channel 4.

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