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Man formally charged with 10 felonies after allegedly shooting 2 Aurora officers in July

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 15:43:56-04

DENVER, Colo. — The man who is accused of shooting two Aurora police officers on July 31 has been formally charged.

The charges allege that on July 31, Dontari Hudson, 22, shot the officers during an armed robbery investigation in Denver.

According to a press conference on the evening of the incident, Denver Police Division Chief Ron Thomas said officers were following suspects believed to be involved in multiple robberies in the Denver metro area when the officers tried to make contact with them around 47th Avenue and Andes Way.

One of the suspects, later identified as Hudson, ran to a nearby parking lot and tried to steal a vehicle at gunpoint from two people, police said. When police tried to engage with Hudson, shots were fired from both sides, police said.

One officer was shot in the arm and hand. It's not clear where the second officer was hit. Hudson was hit multiple times as well and was transported to a hospital, police said.

By Aug. 6, both officers were recovering at home, police said.

Hudson was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, five counts of first-degree assault and two counts of aggravated robbery, according to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.

The arrest affidavit remains sealed as of Friday afternoon, so no additional information is available.