Akron Street shooting suspect critically wounded by Aurora officer in east Denver

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AURORA | An Aurora police officer shot a shooting suspect after a brief foot chase Monday afternoon in east Denver, police said.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. near East Colfax Avenue and Wabash Street, a few blocks west of the Denver-Aurora line.

Denver Deputy Police Chief Matt Murray speaks to the media following an officer-involved shooting Monday, May 9, near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Wabash Street. (Courtesy Denver Police)
Denver Deputy Police Chief Matt Murray speaks to the media following an officer-involved shooting Monday, May 9, near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Wabash Street. (Courtesy Denver Police)

Denver police Deputy Chief Matt Murray said Aurora officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Akron Street in Aurora and spotted the suspect vehicle a few blocks across the border in Denver.

After a brief chase, an Aurora officer wounded a suspect, Murray said. The suspect is in critical condition at a local hospital. Another suspect was taken into custody, he said.

No police officers were hurt, Murray said, and detectives are in the very early stages of their investigation.

Per department policy, the officer will be placed on administrative leave as Aurora and Denver officials investigate the officer-involved shooting.