A man in Colorado was tragically shot while stopping a theft in his backyard.
Early on a Wednesday morning, around 4:39 a.m., a call came in about a shooting on Paris Street, in Aurora’s Del Mar Park area. Police rushed over and found a 49-year-old man shot inside a house. Despite their best efforts, the man didn’t make it.
The man and his son were woken up by noises. They saw two people trying to snatch scooters from their backyard. The duo tried to stop them, but the thieves zoomed off on the stolen rides. Undeterred, the father and son hopped in their truck and went after them. That’s when their truck was shot at.
After the chase, they came home. But trouble wasn’t done. A car drove past their house, firing shots. Sadly, that’s how the man got hurt.
Polices found a few spots linked to this sad event. They even found the stolen scooters in some nearby yards.
As for the bad guys? Still unknown. But the police think everyone else is safe for now.
Call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).