Police Line Do Not Cross Photo Credit: carlballou (iStock).

Photo Credit: carlballou (iStock).

UPDATE: It was later determined that the man killed in the incident was John Jaros, the assistant chief of the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department, which is located northeast of Estes Park. His wife and three children were identified as the other people in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that left one man dead in the area of eastbound Interstate 70 just west of exit 288, the agency tweeted Saturday.

On Saturday at 5:35 p.m., Aurora emergency crews were dispatched after receiving a call from a female saying someone was shot on eastbound I-70.

Aurora Police Officers and the Aurora Fire Department responded to the location just west of exit 288 (Colfax Ave) and located a white 2020 Dodge Ram pickup truck on the right shoulder. Officers located an adult male on the driver's side of the pickup truck whom had suffered an apparent gunshot wound, and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Preliminary investigation showed potential street racers were on the highway, and a white sedan and a black sedan might have been involved. It appears that the Dodge Ram was not involved in the street racing, however, several shots were fired striking the Dodge Ram and fatally wounded the adult male driver. There were four other passengers in the Dodge Ram pickup including three minor children.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be responsible for this investigation.

The Aurora Police Department is asking that anyone with information about the incident reach out to the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit Detective Eric White at 303-739-6113.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be updated when it becomes available.

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I'm all for police shoot to kill any street racers in the act, in the line of self-defense against lethal threat against the public. Way too many passerby people are killed or injured by these imbeciles.

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