A Colorado man was fatally shot by police after he was mistaken for a burglar, according to USA Today.

Aurora police had responded to a call from a woman who said a man was breaking into her house.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers heard gunshots. Unbeknownst to them, a male resident of the home had just fatally shot an intruder. Officers entered the building, encountered an armed man, and shot him.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries.

“This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved,” said Nick Metz, police chief with the Aurora Police Department, in a statement. “We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very difficult time.”

 

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