Once again, a police officer has shot a homeowner through the window of his home. This time, it happened in Aurora, Colorado. The injured homeowner claims he didn’t do anything. However, unlike the previous cases, he reportedly saw the police coming and ducked indoors to avoid questioning.
Police shot and nearly killed a homeowner through a window next to a man’s front door in Greenville, South Carolina earlier this year. The homeowner saw what he thought was a prowler in his yard and went to investigate.
The department said the homeowner jerked the door open and pointed a gun at the officer. However, when the bodycam was released, that bogus narrative fell apart. The officer fired at the homeowner who was several feet from the closed door.
Now, an Aurora, Colorado man is claiming victim status after being shot through the window of his home. An officer saw him holding a shotgun and shot the homeowner in the buttocks. But unlike the earlier stories, police wanted to talk with him regarding a criminal complaint.
A Colorado police officer is on administrative leave after shooting an armed man in the buttocks though the window of the man’s house, according to the Aurora Police Department.
Police went on the night of October 10 to a home to talk with a suspect in an aggravated physical assault case, according to Aurora Police and a probable cause affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate KDVR.
When the officers arrived, they say they encountered Andrew Huff, 22, standing next to a truck outside. As officers in uniform approached the house, Huff fled indoors. He then looked out a window of a well-lit room as a responding officer waved at him, police said.
“The officer was certain Mr. Huff saw her and recognized her as a Police Officer,” police said in a statement.
Huff allegedly disappeared from the officer’s view, then reappeared at the window with a shotgun, police said.
Officer Alexander Ord shot at Huff, striking him in the buttocks, the affidavit states. Huff did not fire the shotgun and no officers were injured, the affidavit says.
Yeah, that will get you shot in most jurisdictions.
Huff maintains the officers did not identify themselves before firing into his home, his attorney, Birk Baumgartner, told CNN.
“Huff saw someone sneaking through his yard, so he locked the door, retrieved his shotgun, and as he was looking out the window, he saw somebody move in front of the window,” Baumgartner said. “He turned to grab his phone to call police and was shot in the back.”
Defense attorneys or CNN… it’s hard to tell whose statements should be treated with more suspicion.
Baumgartner said Huff’s shooting had “striking” similarities to the Fort Worth killing “in that police shot a person in their home with zero warning,” he said.
The big difference between his incident and the earlier ones: Huff wasn’t an innocent homeowner minding his own business inside his home. He was a suspect in an aggravated physical assault complaint.
At first look, it seems like Mr. Huff’s attorney might be using the two previous high-profile incidents of cops shooting people inside their own homes as part of his defense strategy.