Four people were killed in Aurora, on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, in a hostage-taking accident in a private home.
The policewoman said that policemen arrived at the scene after receiving reports of gunfire. A gunman took 3 people hostage and refused police demands to lay down arms and surrender.
After evacuating residents of nearby homes, 40 policemen cordoned off the house in which the gunman had holed up. Negotiations with him did not lead to anything. In the exchange of fire, 4 people were killed, including the aforementioned gunman who was shot by police bullets