Aurora man shot by police in standoff following a domestic dispute Sunday morning

Man had shotgun in his car

AURORA, Colo. - A man was shot by police when he pointed his shotgun at an officer during a standoff, early Sunday morning.

Police were called to the 1700 block of Jamaica for a domestic disturbance in Aurora around 5 a.m.

The female victim told officers a man was in the front yard with a shotgun and threatened her.

The man had left the area in his car before officers arrived, said Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Amsler.

The woman gave the police the description of his vehicle and it was spotted by officers driving in the neighborhood.

Police attempted a high-risk traffic stop but the suspect was uncooperative and failed to comply with repeated orders and warnings, police said.

The suspect eventually pulled over in front of the house where the original dispute occurred, Amsler said.

Officers were in a standoff with the man for about 30 to 40 minutes, until he pointed his shotgun at an officer. Police responded by shooting the man, Amsler said.

The suspect was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive. 

No officers were injured in the shooting.