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Police fatally shoot Bronze Star recipient after he shot home intruder

Police fatally shoot Bronze Star recipient after he shot home intruder

An Army veteran who fired on an intruder in his Colorado home was fatally shot by a police officer responding to the scene, authorities said.
The Aurora Police Department said officers arrived to a “very chaotic and violent” scene early Monday around 1:30 a.m. as they were responding to multiple 911 calls about a disturbance in the area of North Iola Street and East Montview Boulevard.
In a post on the department’s website, Police Chief Nick Metz said the dispatch center also had gotten a 911 call from a woman inside a home on East Montview Boulevard that a man “was breaking into her home.”
When officers arrived, Metz said, they heard gunshots being fired inside the home and encountered an armed man.
“An officer discharged his firearm striking the armed male, who was transported to the hospital,” Metz said. “Inside, officers found an injured juvenile and the deceased adult male intruder on the bathroom floor.”
Metz said the armed man died at the hospital. The juvenile was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Metz said the injuries had been caused by the intruder.
“Further investigation revealed the armed male encountered by the officer was a resident of the home,” Metz said in the statement. “Our preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased intruder on the bathroom floor was fatally shot by the armed adult male resident.”