Colorado police fatally shoot man who'd just shot intruder

Officers say the armed resident fatally shot the intruder who had seriously injured a child in the home

Officers say the armed resident fatally shot the intruder who had seriously injured a child in the home

A Colorado man - who had just killed a home intruder moments before - was fatally shot by police after he was mistaken for a burglar. According to police, officers then encountered an armed man and an officer shot him.

Another man was found suffering from gun shot wounds inside the home, according to an APD spokesperson.

Aurora police also did not say if the victim was handcuffed or provided medical aid before he was taken to a hospital, where he later died. He is suspected of causing "serious, but non-life-threatening injuries" to a child in the home before Black shot him, officials said.

'Our preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased intruder on the bathroom floor was fatally shot by the armed adult male resident, ' police said.

Police say they arrived at the Aurora, CO, home around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning on reports that a man had broken inside.

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"This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved", the police news release said, in part. "We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very hard time".

Neighbors told the paper that the deceased homeowner was a longtime resident, grandfather, and retired family man who often worked on his front gardens.

Denver Police and the 17th Judicial District will conduct the investigation into the shooting.

The officer, whose name also has not been released, was placed on administrative leave as per department policy when an officer fires their weapon on duty. In an effort to preserve this ongoing investigation, the Office of the District Attorney has requested that the Aurora Police Department not release any additional details at this time. The armed man was actually the homeowner who had just killed the intruder.

The incident marks the second officer-involved killing in as many days in Aurora.

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