Police: Aurora Officer Shoots Woman After Suicide Threat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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.

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