CU police ask Aurora officers to handle investigation
AURORA, Colo. – We want the CU community to know about an incident Wednesday evening at the Anschutz Medical Campus, outside of University of Colorado Hospital, in which a person died. Please be assured that the campus — including the hospitals on it — is safe. At the request of the University of Colorado Denver Police Department, the Aurora Police Department is handling the investigation. We will provide updates as needed.
Statement from the Aurora Police Department:
DATE: March 19, 2014
CONTACT: Sergeant Chris Amsler, Public Information Officer (303) 739-6116
NATURE: Outside Agency Assist for CU Denver Police: Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
Aurora, Colorado – Aurora Police are investigating a shooting involving a police officer from the University of Colorado Denver Police Department.
At approximately 7:00p.m. officers from the University of Colorado Denver Police Department were dispatched to a report of a suicidal male subject in a parking garage at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
When officers located the subject he drove off in his vehicle. Officers followed the subject and were able to stop him at the intersection of East 16th Avenue and North Quentin Street. During the traffic stop shots were fired striking the male subject.
The adult male suspect was transported to the Emergency Department at the University of Colorado Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The University of Colorado Denver Police Department has requested that the investigation of this incident be handled by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. Our detectives are working closely with our partners at the CU Denver Police Department. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are still in the initial stages of the investigation interviewing witnesses and processing the crime scene.
Officials from the university would like to reassure the public that the medical campus is safe and that there is no danger to the public or those who work there.
The CU Denver Police Department will be placing the officer on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.
At this time we are not releasing the names of the involved officers or the suspect. No Aurora Police officers were involved in this incident.
Anyone who might have witnessed this incident is asked to call Agent Mike Prince at (303) 739-6127 You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may also text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then use the title DMCS and enter your message. You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).