Man who shot self in Aurora identified as fugitive who skipped out during lunch break

The man shot during a police search in Aurora has been identified as a fugitive who walked out on his trial last week.

The Arapahoe County Coroner on Monday identified the man as Clifton Williams. Williams was found guilty in a 2011 kidnapping and attempted sexual assault on Thursday, but he had already skipped out during a lunch break two days earlier.

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According to KMGH-TV, police say they got a tip that a wanted Denver County fugitive was seen inside a vacant home. Officers surrounded the house and a short time later an officer saw someone trying to climb a fence.

Police say they heard a gunshot and found a man lying on the ground suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man later died at a hospital.

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Information from: KMGH-TV 

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