Colorado War Vet Kills 14-Year-Old Boy, Injures 13-Year-Old After They Tried to Break into His Car, Cops Say

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Source: Aurora Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jul. 13 2023, Published 11:38 a.m. ET

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A Colorado man was arrested after he fatally shot and killed a juvenile who was attempting to get into his car, authorities said.

Around 11:20 p.m. on July 6, residents in a neighborhood in Aurora heard an alarm going off and observed two people dressed in black clothing breaking into a Hyundai Elantra belonging to 27-year-old Orest Schur, the Aurora Police Department said.

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Schur, police said, was armed when he “confronted” the pair, who fled “in another suspected stolen vehicle.”

Schur allegedly followed the two, later identified as 14-year-old Xavier Kirk and a 13-year-old boy, who police did not name, until the teenager’s vehicle crashed.

“During the incident, Schur fired several shots at the people he suspected of trying to break into his car, striking both,” police said.

Kirk was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 13-year-old ran from the scene to a relative’s home and was then transported to a hospital and is expected to survive, according to officials.

Schur faces one count each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

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The suspected shooter is a veteran who served in Afghanistan and currently serves as a technical sergeant at Buckley Space Force Base, KUSA reported.


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