Aurora Police Department

An investigation by the Aurora Police Department is underway after a man shot an intruder who was armed with a knife, police said.

Officers responded to the shooting in the 9200 block of East Colfax Avenue at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Upon their arrival, the located a man who suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During an initial investigation, authorities learned the man who was shot was allegedly destroying property of a neighbor and was armed with a knife. This prompted a nearby property owner to come outside with a handgun and confront the man, Crystal McCoy, APD's public information officer told The Denver Gazette. 

Ultimately, the property owner, who was armed with a handgun, "made the decision to shoot the suspect armed with a knife," said McCoy. 

Currently, police do not know if the shooter and victim were known to each other. 

The incident is still in the early stages of the investigation and it is unknown if charges will be brought. Police said the shooter is working with the authorities.