AURORA |No one was injured after a police officer and a barricaded man “exchanged gunfire” during a standoff Wednesday morning in north Aurora, police said.
Neither the officer or the man, who was subsequently taken into custody, were injured by gunfire, police said.
The incident started about 9 a.m. Wednesday when police responded to a mobile home park in the 1600 block of Pagosa Way on a report of a disturbance involving a gun.
When officers arrived they heard what they believed was a gunshot from inside a mobile home. A man had barricaded inside the home and refused numerous commands to come out, police said.
Police issued a reverse 911 call to area residents and also alerted them via social media about the situation.
After several hours, an officer and the man exchanged gunfire about 4:30 p.m., police said.
The Aurora police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit, which investigates homicides and officer-involved shootings, has taken over the investigation, police said. As per state law mandating multiple departments investigate officer-involved shootings, Denver police is also assisting, police said.
The officer who fired the weapon has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as is standard policy, police said.