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Man fatally shot during robbery attempt at 9400 East Colfax in Aurora


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More gunplay and, at this point, more questions than answers revolving around a robbery on the 9400 block of East Colfax, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). According to the Aurora Police Department, officers responded to the call after a suspect had split -- and they subsequently learned that a man shot during the incident died at a thus-far-unidentified hospital. At this point, the release doesn't make it clear who shot who. Read the official account after the jump:

DATE: July 6, 2009 [6:08pm]

NATURE: Male Fatally Shot During Armed Robbery

Aurora, Colo. - On July 6, 2009, shortly after 1 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in-progress at a neighborhood business in the 9400 block of East Colfax Avenue.

Officers arrived after a suspect had fled the scene. The area around the business was secured and investigators were requested at the scene

During the course of preliminary investigation, officers learned that a male was shot during the incident. The male fled from the area in a vehicle driven by another person. He later died at a Denver Metro area hospital.

Major Crimes Unit/Homicide detectives responded to the scene of the shooting and the hospital. Detectives are working together with the Crime Scene Investigation Unit to collect evidence, interview witnesses and obtain a search warrant for the business where the shooting occurred.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call MCU Detective Thomas Sobieski at (303) 739-6710.

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