A 26-year-old Colorado man was taken to the hospital after a police officer shot him in the leg on Nov. 22. The altercation took place in Aurora and allegedly began as a shoplifting incident. The police officer involved was also taken to the hospital. The accused man now faces felony charges of second-degree assault and vehicular eluding causing injury.
The incident began at a Best Buy store near Alameda Avenue and Interstate 225. At around 12:30 p.m., two police officers stopped the accused man in his vehicle to investigate an alleged shoplifting case. As one police officer stood by the open passenger door, the vehicle drove away and the officer fell to the ground. One shot was fired that hit the man's leg.