Two Aurora police officers on Tuesday shot a man, who they say fired the first one.
According to the Aurora Police Department, the incident started at 12:30 pm, when they received reports of domestic violence including screaming and shooting inside an apartment in 2300 block of S Xanadu Way.
“When officers arrived at the scene, they were confronted by a man with a gun,” Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “He was in front of the apartment building.”
According to Wilson, officers took cover and ordered the man to drop the weapon. Instead, the man fired one round and was shot by the police. He was then arrested, was taken for surgery and is expected to survive, the police chief said.
Both officers were not injured. He will be placed on administrative leave as per departmental protocol and the 18th Judicial District will investigate the shooting. Wilson said the officers’ body cameras were activated prior to the shooting.
According to the police chief, this is the fifth time in three weeks that Arora officers have shot someone. She described the unidentified officers in the case as “experienced officers” who “did a wonderful job” and may have saved the life of a domestic violence victim.