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Officers Shoot Suspect Who Allegedly Aimed Gun At Them During Chase

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) - Police in Aurora on Sunday shot and injured a suspect who allegedly aimed a gun at officers during a chase.

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The shooting happened early Sunday afternoon at East Alameda Parkway and East Ohio Drive, just west of Buckley Air Force Base. A witness told CBS4 that's outside the home of the suspect, who police said is a male in his 30s. The witness said the man's 31st birthday was on Sunday.

The chase started in Denver's Montbello neighborhood after a call of felony menacing where the suspect was allegedly flashing a weapon and it came to an end when a police officer rammed his car into the car the suspect was driving. That officer suffered minor injuries.

Police told CBS4 the suspect aimed his gun at them at one point during the pursuit.

The shooting took place after the chase came to an end, and so far it's not clear which police agency's officer or officers fired the shots.

"I heard them say 'Put your hands up' and then -- it was less than five seconds -- 'Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam.' I saw at least four cops get out and just start shooting," said one witness.

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Another witness told CBS4 they saw officers "pull an AR-15 out of the back seat of the car."

Police said no officers were hurt.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and was described as being in serious condition.

An investigation into the shooting is underway. The names of the suspect and officers involved haven't been released.

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