An Aurora Police officer was shot on Friday in the 1700 block of Fulton Street, Eastside of Denver, after he and a fellow officer made a traffic stop, according to Frank Fania, Aurora police spokesman.
The gunfire happened at around 9:05pm. Someone from inside the stopped vehicle started shooting. One of the officers got hit, while the other one returned fire as the car rushed away from the scene. It is not known whether the Policeman actually hit someone inside the vehicle or not.
The hit officer was immediately taken to the University of Colorado Hospital and his condition remains uncertain.
The vehicle involved in the shooting was later found abandoned two blocks north, at 19th and Fulton. Police officers are still trying to find out whether it was stolen or not.
No information or description is available regarding the suspect yet.
“We have no clue where this individual is or the direction in which he went off in,” said Fania.
Denver police and Jefferson County authorities along with the Aurora police department have engaged in the manhunt. They are also assisted by a helicopter and police K-9 units.
All of the neighborhood residents that live north of Crawford Elementary School were advised to remain indoors for their own safety and to not disturb the ongoing investigation.
“We have a lot of resources out here and a systematic search in all directions is conducted,” added Fania.
The police department is also conducting a door to door investigation in the area.
According to Fania, the manhunt ended at around 1:45 am MST but police officers were still in the area trying to find witnesses and securing the scene for further investigations.
“I called my wife and told her to lock the doors — this isn’t a joke,’ said Brian Bossen, a resident of the disturbed neighborhood.