Police fatally shoot resident who shot home intruder

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A Colorado man - who had just killed a home intruder moments before - was fatally shot by police after he was mistaken for a burglar.

Metz said dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about a disturbance in the area of North Iola Street and East Montview Boulevard around that time.

One call was very specific and dire: A woman said an intruder was breaking into her home in the middle of the night.

The officers later encountered an armed man, according to the news release.

When police pulled up to the house, officers heard gunshots coming from inside and rushed in, where they saw a man with a gun. That juvenile was taken to the hospital after receiving injuries from that intruder.

After police searched the house, they found the suspected intruder dead on a bathroom floor.

The juvenile was taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries caused by the intruder, KDVR-TV reported.

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'This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved, ' Police Chief Nick Metz said. "We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very hard time". "He's very friendly. Every time we've seen him, he'd wave", the resident's neighbor said.

The police department voice mail ends with an appeal: "Thank you for calling the city of Aurora, the safest large city in Colorado".

Police haven't given the names yet of the homeowner or the suspect.

The Denver Police Department is assisting with the investigation, Aurora police spokesman Kenneth Forrest told the Washington Post on Tuesday.

Aurora police and the Adams County District Attorney have refused to answer follow-up questions about the incident, saying it could harm the ongoing investigation.

This is the second deadly officer-involved shooting in recent days by Aurora police.