AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a car theft suspect Saturday after he pulled out a weapon during a chase, police said.
The shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. after one of two people in a suspected stolen vehicle that police were following in the Denver suburb of Aurora got out and ran, acting Denver police chief Ron Thomas said. The suspect got to a fence, turned around, produced a weapon and threatened the officers chasing him, leading at least two officers to fire at the suspect, he said.
The unidentified man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died, he said.
Denver police are investigating the fatal shooting along with the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Thomas said.
Police in Aurora, meanwhile, were investigating two other shootings over the weekend.
A man was shot and a woman was injured by debris in a shooting Saturday night, Aurora police said. Both were expected to survive.
Early Sunday, a 44-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were shot multiple times in a parking lot, Aurora police said. The 44-year-old died shortly after being taken to the hospital and the other man was being treated for serious injuries, they said.