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Good man with a gun kills bad man and then is shot and killed by cops

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Guns increase risks of gun deaths. Alex Horton reports in the Washington Post:

The flurry of 911 calls went out to the Aurora Police Department early Monday, advising authorities there was something wrong on a tree-lined street in the Colorado city.
One call was very specific and dire: A woman said an intruder was breaking into her home in the middle of the night.
Officers arrived on scene and heard muffled gunshots from inside the home, sparking bedlam in the east Denver suburb.
Police encountered a man with a gun. The officer shot him, authorities later said in a statement.
Officers then fanned out inside the house searching room to room for any other possible suspects or victims. They discovered a man sprawled on a bathroom floor, shot dead.
At some point, the officers came to a grim realization.
The man in the bathroom was the alleged intruder, who was killed by the man police had just fatally shot in what Police Chief Nick Metz called a “very chaotic and violent” incident.
Authorities have yet to release the names of the men, pending next of kin notifications, Metz said Monday, adding the involved officer was reassigned to other duties with pay.
The intruder seriously injured a child in the home, but the injuries were not life-threatening, Metz said.
A neighbor, Brad Maestas, told the Denver Post he heard the initial gunshots and armed himself until he saw police swarm nearby. He watched paramedics take away the victim on a gurney.
“He was a family man — a grandpa that was protecting his family,” Maestas told the paper, which also did not identify the man. “It’s messed up.” . . .

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Written by Leisureguy

1 August 2018 at 10:40 am

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