Four dead after standoff in Aurora, Colo.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Four people, including an armed suspect, died after an hours-long police standoff Saturday at a Colorado townhome, authorities said.
Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson said a SWAT team was called after gunshots were heard at the Aurora, Colo., home at about 3 a.m. Investigators said three victims, all of them adults, appeared to have been killed before officers arrived.
Carlson said the suspect shot at officers at about 8:15 a.m. and was killed during a gunfight about 45 minutes later when police entered the home. It remained unclear if officers shot the suspect or if he shot himself.
A motive for the killings also was unknown.‘‘We’re just getting in there with our crime scene detectives, so obviously we'll have to determine if it was our rounds or his rounds,’’ Carlson said. ‘‘This is a big investigation, and a lot is entailed.’’