On Monday morning, Aurora, Colorado police fatally shot a homeowner who had just fatally shot an intruder inside his home. The shooting appears to be yet another scenario of an officer pulling the trigger before fully analyzing the situation.
Police say they arrived 10609 East Montview Boulevard shortly after 1:30 am. Officers heard shots fired inside the house. Once inside the house, they encountered an armed man. Police shot the man, then later learned he was the homeowner. The homeowner was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
Police discovered the intruder dead on the bathroom floor. An injured juvenile was also inside the house and transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries from the intruder.
The names of the victims have not been released as of yet. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said the situation was heartbreaking and tragic for all involved.
This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved. We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very difficult time.
The District Attorney’s Office of Dave Young released the following statement on Monday.
The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is familiar with the investigation into the officer-involved shooting at 10609 E. Montview Boulevard that took place early Monday. Because this incident occurred within Adams County, the facts of the investigation will later be presented to the Office of the District Attorney for a determination of whether criminal charges should be filed against any involved person.
Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz has disclosed some limited information in connection with the incident. In an effort to preserve this ongoing investigation, the Office of the District Attorney has requested that the Aurora Police Department not release any additional details at this time. The Office of the District Attorney will refrain from providing any factual information regarding the case until the investigation is complete.