Police: ‘Good Samaritan’ shoots Aurora robber as he flees crime scene, having shot store owner


AURORA | Police say a man carrying a gun outside an Aurora convenience store shot an apparent robber in the parking lot, moments after the robber shot the store owner inside.

Police said a gunaman attempted to get cash from the owner of Village East Grocery store, 1161 S. Peoria St. at about 2 p.m. At one point during the robbery, the man shot the store owner, wounding her.

Her medical condition wasn’t released.

As the robber left the store, “officers determined that a good Samaritan confronted the robbery suspect outside” of the store and shot the suspect, according to police spokesman Officer Kenneth Forrest.

The suspect then fled the area, Forrest said.

Soon after, police “made contact” with an man suffering a gunshot wound near South Joliet Street and East Garden Drive.

“Officers believe that the male was the robbery and shooting suspect who had fled from the area of the grocery store” Hummel said in a statement.

The man was arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Neither the conditions nor identities of anyone involved were released.

Police are asking if anyone has information about this incident to contact Sergeant Thomas Graham at 303-739-1809