Aurora officer accidentally shoots gun during search for suspect

AURORA, Colo. (KKTV) - An on-duty officer accidentally fired his gun while searching for an armed suspect near an Aurora hospital Tuesday morning.

The Aurora Police Department said the incident happened before the suspect was located. No one was hurt.


The search prompted a brief lockdown at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. A gun was recovered after the suspect was located. There's no word on why police were initially searching for the suspect, but the Aurora Police Department does confirm it was never an active shooter incident.