Aurora police arrest second suspect, 15, following Nov. 30 shootout
A second teenage suspect has been arrested in connection to an exchange of gunfire with Aurora police.
At about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday a 15-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Denver’s Montclair area, near East 11th Avenue and Syracuse Street, according to Aurora police.
Police said the suspect has been connected to the shootout by evidence found at the scene. He is being investigated for seven counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and one charge of aggravated motor vehicle theft, police said in a news release. Police noted they are not releasing the teen’s identity because he is a minor.
Four Aurora police cars were struck by gunfire the night of Nov. 30 after the occupants of a stolen vehicle began firing upon Aurora officers who were following the vehicle.
Aurora police on Saturday arrested a 16-year-old boy on attempted murder charges in connection to the shootout. He faces the same amount of attempted murder counts as well as the aggravated motor vehicle theft charges as the 15-year-old suspect.
No officers were struck by the gunfire, but one was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate injuries and released.
Five officers fired their guns at the suspects. An investigation is ongoing and seven officers involved in the incident remain on paid administrative leave per department policy.
No additional suspects are being sought in connection to this investigation, police said.
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