AURORA | A man with a gun was shot by an Aurora police officer Sunday morning, May 1, in the bathroom of a McDonald’s after he refused to leave the restaurant.
Aurora police said they were called to the McDonald’s at 14251 E. Colfax Ave. about 7:30 a.m. Sunday after a man who said to be loitering in the lobby refused to leave. The man reportedly brandished a handgun after one of the McDonald’s employees ordered him to leave.
Upon arrival, police found him in the restroom. One officer fired his service weapon, striking the man in the wrist. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The name of the man shot by police has not been released. None of the officers, McDonald’s employees or customers at the scene were injured, according to initial police reports from the scene.
Two officers at the scene are being placed on paid leave, per department policy, according to Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler. The incident is also being investigated by Aurora police’s Major Crimes/Homicide Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Department, which is standard procedure when there is an officer-involved shooting.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call APD Det. Sgt. Matt Fyles at 303-739-6041.