Father Fatally Shot in Confrontation with Yard Scooter Thieves


One early morning, after a struggle with scooter thieves in their own garden, a father was shot and killed, according to the police.

The altercation took place early on Wednesday morning, at about 4:39 a.m. Upon waking up, a father and his kid in Aurora, Colorado, heard two suspects stealing two scooters that were parked in their backyard, according to a statement released by the Aurora Police Department on Wednesday night. 

The boy’s father has not yet been named. The father and his son went outside to face the two suspects, but before they could be stopped, they were able to depart with the stolen items. The father and son then drove their pickup vehicle to pursue the offenders.

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High-Stakes Pursuit

The man and his kid were pursuing the suspects in their pickup. According to the police, shots were fired at the truck during the pursuit. “When the father and son arrived at their home, they witnessed a vehicle pass past the building’s front and fire six rounds inside, one of which fatally hit the person.

Until Aurora Fire Rescue came and took over emergency medical care, officers saved the 49-year-old man’s life, according to the police. However, the guy was unable to be saved, and he passed away at the scene on Aurora’s 900 block of Paris Street.

Although the shooting investigation is still underway, police have so far located “multiple scenes connected to the incident,” including yards in the neighborhood where the scooters were found. The suspects have not yet been named and are still believed to be on the run. Authorities asserted that they do not see a threat to the general population, nonetheless.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office is anticipated to provide further details on the 49-year-old gunshot victim in the upcoming days, and anybody with information is requested to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

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Source: ABC News

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