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Man shot by police officer in Aurora ID'd

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Posted at 11:36 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 01:36:13-05

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer in suburban Denver.

The Aurora Sentinel reports 41-year-old Troy Michael Jacques was shot multiple times after police say he pulled a handgun on an officer Saturday night. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz says he believes the officer acted appropriately based on body camera footage.

A woman called police Friday and told them a man had pointed a gun at her and her husband when they were driving. Police couldn't find the man that night but spotted Jacques in a vehicle matching the description Saturday.

Jacques got out of his vehicle and approached officers after he was pulled over. He retreated to his vehicle and pulled a gun after one of the officers grabbed him.