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Police fatally shoot Bronze Star recipient after he shot home intruder

An Army vet­eran who fired on an intruder in his Col­orado home was fatally shot by a police offi­cer respond­ing to the scene, author­i­ties said.

The Aurora Police Depart­ment said offi­cers arrived to a “very chaotic and vio­lent” scene early Mon­day around 1:30 a.m. as they were respond­ing to mul­ti­ple 911 calls about a dis­tur­bance in the area of North Iola Street and East Montview Boulevard.

In a post on the department’s web­site, Police Chief Nick Metz said the dis­patch cen­ter also had got­ten a 911 call from a woman inside a home on East Montview Boule­vard that a man “was break­ing into her home.”When offi­cers arrived, Metz said, they heard gun­shots being fired inside the home and encoun­tered an armed man.

“An offi­cer dis­charged his firearm strik­ing the armed male, who was trans­ported to the hos­pi­tal,” Metz said. “Inside, offi­cers found an injured juve­nile and the deceased adult male intruder on the bath­room floor.”