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Aurora police fire shots during barricade situation following family disturbance

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Police shoot man in Eaton during exchange of gunfire

An Aurora police officer fired shots inside a residence during a family disturbance Sunday.

Aurora police responded to a family disturbance at 2250 Billings Street on Sunday around 5 p.m. Police had also been in the area a few hours earlier when they had heard shots were fired.

The second time police were in the location, they said they learned a 21-year-old man was inside a residence having a mental health crisis and possibly under the influence of a unknown substance. At this point, police say they knew the man had access to a firearm and was threatening to shoot people. Police also say that they heard that the same man was possibly connected to the earlier shooting reports around this time.

A SWAT Team was called to the scene and gave commands to the suspect to surrender, which police say he failed to do.

An officer was able to make contact with another resident who had barricaded himself with another person in the basement to protect themselves from the suspect, according to police.

Around 7:55 p.m., officers learned that the suspect was attempting to force his way into the basement where the two people were hiding from him, police say.

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