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

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Source: AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT; UNSPLASH

Aug. 7 2023, Published 10:05 a.m. ET

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An arrest affidavit has provided more details about a fatal shooting in Colorado involving two teenagers accused of breaking into the car of a war veteran.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, around 11:20 p.m. on July 6, the alarm on a Hyundai Elantra began to go off in an Aurora neighborhood and the vehicle’s 27-year-old owner, Orest Schur, claimed he observed two people dressed in black clothing breaking into it, the Aurora Police Department said.

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According to an affidavit obtained by KUSA, Schur’s wife phoned 911 and told the dispatcher her husband went outside to check out what was happening. She then, the affidavit states, said she believed she heard a car speeding away and three gunshots fired nearby.

Schur, police later said, “confronted” the pair, who fled “in another suspected stolen vehicle.”

About four minutes after his wife placed the 911 call, the affidavit states Schur, who was armed, also called emergency services and claimed he was chasing car thieves when someone shot at him.

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

Police located an empty Kia Rio that had a damaged steering column, possibly the result of a theft, as well as a bullet hole in the trunk and shattered back window, KUSA reported.

According to the station, just after midnight, detectives found 14-year-old Xavier Kirk shot. He later died at an area hospital.

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A 13-year-old boy, who police did not name but said is expected to survive, was shot in the back and was able to get to the hospital after running to relative’s home in the area for help.

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

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

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, the suspected shooter is a veteran who served in Afghanistan and currently serves as a technical sergeant at Buckley Space Force Base.

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