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Suspect wanted by Aurora PD dies in officer-involved shooting with Adams County deputies

Suspect confronted by Aurora PD on dead-end street
Posted: 2:27 AM, Jul 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-29 17:45:47Z

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- A suspect wanted by the Aurora Police Department is dead following an officer-involved shooting in unincorporated Adams County.

Deputies initally said they responded to the area near W. 65th Ave. and Clay St. Saturday night to help the Aurora Police Department catch a suspect who they said led them on a chase sometime before 9 p.m. Late Sunday morning, the Adams County Sheriff's Office said the APD were not chasing the suspect.  

The suspect was apparently cornered on a dead-end street just east of Federal Boulevard before driving his vehicle at Aurora police officers, striking several marked patrol units, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.  

An Aurora officer fired at the suspect and he was struck.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries, deputies said Sunday morning. 

No officers were injured in the shooting. A critical incident team is investigating. 

Neighbors hear popping sound

Two neighbors told Denver7 that they heard several pops and thought they might be fireworks.

"I was doing my dishes," said Celia Lechuga, "and my window was facing where it's happening right now.  I saw a gray car, then I saw a cop, then another one, and another one, then the helicopter and I was like, 'what happened?'"

Aurora Police declined to comment about the incident, referring questions to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.