08/18/2006

Man killed by Colo. police in shooting identified

Felisa Cardona, Staff Writer
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AURORA, Colo.,- A man who was fatally shot by police Sunday when he approached them with a knife has been identified as Mark E. Taylor, 46.

Police spokesman Marcus Dudley said no further information will be released in connection with the incident at the Boll-E-Ana Motel parking lot, 12016 E. Colfax Ave.

Sixteen rounds were fired by three officers as the suspect moved toward them. The officers are on paid administrative leave.

Taylor was described by police as an escapee from a community-service program where he was serving time for assault.

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