Police fatally shoot resident who shot home intruder

Police fatally shoot resident who shot home intruder

- A Colorado man was shot and killed by police in his own home - just moments after he had shot and killed an intruder.

According to police in Aurora, Colo., officers responded to a call on Monday from a woman who said a man was breaking into her house.

Richard Black Jr. was shot by an Aurora police officer after he shot a home intruder. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He saw an armed man shot, and then checked the house for safety.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact police at 303-739-6710. The armed man was actually the homeowner who had just killed the intruder.

The APD is investigating the shooting with other law enforcement agencies, including the Denver Police Department, and has so far released few details.

The intruder seriously injured the child, but the injuries were not life-threatening, Metz said.

'This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved, ' Police Chief Nick Metz said. "He's very friendly. Every time we've seen him, he'd wave", the resident's neighbor said.

'He was a family man - a grandpa that was protecting his family.

Colorado police mistook an armed homeowner with an intruder and shot him dead, authorities said.

Aurora police also did not say whether the victim was handcuffed or provided medical aid before he was taken to a hospital, where he later died. "We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very hard time", Metz said. Because this incident occurred within Adams County, the facts of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the District Attorney for a determination of whether criminal charges should be filed against any involved person.

The incident marks the second officer-involved killing in as many days in Aurora.

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