UPDATE 8AM THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020
A man with a gun who had barricaded himself Wednesday (June 24, 2020) inside an Aurora home in the 500 block of Bangs Street gave up peacefully after an hours-long standoff, according to an Aurora Police Department Incident Alert.
Police Department officials said in a news release update that crisis negotiators successful convinced the man to exit the home after about 40 minutes of negotiations via phone.
According to earlier reports, police responded after the man was seen around 2 a.m. using a gun to shoot and break out the windows of a vehicle parked in the driveway of an Aurora home.
When police arrived, they found the man had barricaded himself inside a home.
According to an updated news release, responding officers received information that there were potentially multiple people inside the home with the suspect, along with additional firearms. Officers also learned that the man had made threats of “suicide by cop” over the past month, police said.
Aurora Police’s Special Response Team (SRT) and Crisis Negotiation Team were requested to the scene just before 2:45 a.m.
During the course of the morning, officers were able to determine that there was only one other person inside the house with the man. According to the news release, officers made announcements for them to come outside, and just after 4:15 a.m., a woman walked out of the home uninjured.
For nearly five hours, APD’s Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Response Team tried to make contact with the man inside the home and ask him to come out, but the man had turned off his cell phone and refused to answer any announcements being made on loudspeakers.
Just before 9 a.m., the negotiations took a positive turn when APD’s Crisis Negotiation Team was able to speak to the man for the first time on the telephone. Within 40 minutes, APD’s Crisis Negotiators were able to convince the man to surrender peacefully.
“This was a scenario that might have had a very different outcome but for the response of our officers, negotiators, and Special Response Team members,” Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said. “Their training, and ultimately their patience, brought this incident to a peaceful resolution.”
Detectives from APD’s Investigations Division obtained a search warrant for the home. Detectives and Evidence Technicians responded to the scene to search the home and identify and collect forensic evidence from the incident.
The investigation remains ongoing.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release
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