4 dead following police standoff in Aurora, Colorado

4 dead following police standoff in Aurora, Colorado

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AURORA, CO - JANUARY 5: An Aurora, Colorado police officer carries crime scene tape to close off the street in front of a town home where four people were killed Saturday morning including the gunman who held police at bay for several hours at the complex January 5, 2013 in Aurora, Colorado. Aurora SWAT team members shot a gunman after he went to a second-floor window and fired at police. The gunman also allegedly fatally shot two men and a woman that he had taken hostage. One woman managed to escape from an upstairs back window, ran from the home and called police just before 3 a.m., said Cassidee Carlson, Aurora police spokeswoman. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

wwltv.com

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 6 at 10:58 AM

AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say four people are dead, including the suspect, after an hours-long police standoff at a Colorado townhome.
 
Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson says a SWAT team was called after gunshots were heard at the Aurora, Colo., home at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say three victims appeared to have been killed before officers arrived.
 
Carlson says the suspect was shot and killed when he exchanged fire with officers at about 9 a.m.
 
A fifth person escaped uninjured, but Carlson declined to elaborate.
 
Violence put Aurora in the national spotlight nearly six months ago after a gunman's bloody rampage inside a Colorado movie theater left 12 people dead. Prosecutors will go to court Monday to outline their case against the suspect, James Holmes.

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