Officer-Involved Shooting on East Colfax Avenue near Moline Street 
(October 2) On October 2, 2022 around 6:00 p.m., an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) Deputy was called to a group home in the area of Moline Street and East Colfax Avenue regarding someone causing a disturbance and committing rule violations. This man was part of a work-release program. Pursuant to ACSO policy, the deputy intended to take the man into custody.

The deputy located this man at a nearby bus stop where he had threatened several people nearby. The suspect, a 35-year-old, was reported to be armed with a large knife. The suspect then traveled to a corner store located in the 11000-block of Colfax. It was here that the Aurora Police Department began to receive 911 calls that a robbery had occurred at that location. Aurora Police Officers arrived to find that the suspect had left the store and had just boarded an RTD bus. Officers then boarded that bus and encountered the suspect. It was on this bus that a confrontation occurred. An Aurora Police Officer deployed their Taser and another their K-9, both of which were ineffective. Subsequently, two additional officers discharged their handguns, striking the subject who was inside the bus. Although medical aid was immediately rendered, the suspect was pronounced deceased after being transported to University Hospital. No one else was injured as a result of this incident.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 17th Judicial District responded and will be conducting this investigation. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this, and have not yet spoken to police, to please reach out to the 17th Judicial District CIRT by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

The Aurora Police Officers involved with this incident were equipped with department-issued body cameras, which will be used in this ongoing investigation. The two officers that fired their weapons have been placed on paid administrative leave per departmental policy.

The Adams County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the 35-year-old man after positive identification and notification of next of kin.

Here is the LINK to this evening’s press conference with Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates and Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.

Any additional information about this incident will be released by the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Critical Incident Response Team. 

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
Posted by [email protected] On 02 October, 2022 at 11:43 PM  

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