A family is left mourning after a 49-year-old father was killed chasing down scooter thieves with his son.
The altercation took place in Aurora, Colorado on Wednesday morning at 4:39 a.m. According to ABC news a father and son were awakened “to the sound of two suspects stealing scooters parked in the backyard of their house.”
Once outside, the father and son confronted the thieves who then took off with the stolen property.
“The man and his son chased the suspects in their pickup. During the chase, shots were fired at the pickup,” authorities said. “The man and son returned home, at which point they noticed a vehicle drive by the front of the house and fire several rounds into the home. One bullet struck the man, fatally wounding him.”
It’s reported that officers did perform the necessary actions in attempts to save the mans life but were unsuccessful. The suspects are still on the run.
Police are asking for anyone with information about the ongoing case to come forward, and connect with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).