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Police: 4 dead in Aurora, Colorado, after standoff

11:07 AM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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AURORA, Colo. (USA TODAY) --  Three people were discovered dead inside a home following a barricade situation Saturday morning.

Police entering the home shot and killed the gunman after hours of failed negotiation attempts.

Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson says the suspect was shot and killed when he exchanged fire with officers at about 9 a.m.

At 3 a.m., Aurora Police sent out emergency notifications for residents near the 16000 block of East Ithaca Place. Several nearby homes were evacuated for safety reasons.

One person inside the home was able to escape and alert authorities.

The names and ages of the victims were not released.

Roads in the area were closed to traffic.

Violence put Aurora in the national spotlight in July after a gunman's bloody rampage inside a movie theater in the Denver suburb left 12 people dead. Prosecutors will go to court Monday to outline their case against the suspect, James Holmes.

Contributing: Associated Press

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