Aurora police fires gun at juvenile car theft suspects, no injuries


Aurora major crimes detectives are investigating after an officer in the department’s gang unit fired a shot Thursday night at two juveniles suspected of stealing a car.

Neither of the juveniles were struck, according to a news release by Kenneth Forrest, Aurora police spokesman.

The officer who fired the gun was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

The shooting happened at 9:26 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of South Fairplay Way, Forrest said.

Aurora gang intervention officers approached a stolen vehicle. The two juvenile suspects were inside the car. At some point during an arrest an officer fired a gun.

Forrest’s news release did not indicate whether the juveniles were armed or threatened the officers in any way.

The juveniles were then removed from the vehicle and detained, Forrest said.

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The Denver Police Department is assisting in the shooting investigation, he said.

“At this point the investigation has revealed that there is no danger to the public,” the news release says.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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