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The Aurora Police News Blog was created in 2016 as a new way to share news and information from the Aurora Police Department with the community we serve. It is maintained by the staff of the Public Information Officer. 

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(January 1) Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Homicide Unit and the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 18th Judicial District are investigating and officer involved shooting incident that happened overnight on North Chambers Road.

On December 31, 2022, officers responded to a home in the 1200 block of North Chambers Road. A woman called Aurora 911 to report a domestic violence situation. When officers arrived on scene they found multiple people at the home, some of whom were uncooperative with the investigation.

Officers determined there was probable cause to arrest 38-year-old Juan Ruiz-Reta for domestic violence related harassment and criminal mischief. As officers tried to place him under arrest, he was uncooperative. During that time, another male became involved and one of the officers fired their weapon, striking that man in his lower leg. Officers immediately applied a tourniquet and called for an ambulance. The man who was shot was transported to the hospital for medical care. One officer and Ruiz-Reta were also evaluated medically for minor medical complaints.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 18th Judicial District responded and will be investigating this officer-involved shooting incident. The CIRT Team conducts independent, multi-agency investigations into officer-involved shootings that occur in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert County. Consistent with long standing department policy, the officer that fired their weapon was placed on administrative leave.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Homicide Unit will investigate the circumstances of the domestic violence incident. Both investigations are ongoing and further updates regarding the officer involved shooting will come from the Critical Incident Response Team.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit


Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 01, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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