Aurora, Colo. (AP) An Aurora woman has been treated and released into police custody after an officer shot the apparently suicidal woman in the leg.
Police responded to a home shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday after the homeowner called authorities to report his wife had a gun and was threatening to kill herself.
Officers say that when they arrived, they tried to subdue 24-year-old Melinda Espinoza outside the home, but she pulled a gun.
One officer fired, striking her in the leg.
She was treated at a local hospital. Espinoza is being held for an outstanding traffic warrant and for allegedly violating ax restraining order.
The officer who shot Espinoza is on routine administrative leave.