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    Space Force Member Jailed on Murder Charge After Chasing Down Teens Suspected of Trying to Steal Wife’s Hyundai

    Space Force Member Jailed on Murder Charge After Chasing Down Teens Suspected of Trying to Steal Wife's Hyundai

    A 27-year-old Aurora, , man jailed for investigation of first-degree murder after police say he chased down two teenagers suspected of trying to steal his wife's car is an active duty U.S. Space member and war veteran who served two tours in , court documents show.

    Thieves apparently had tried to steal the white Hyundai Elantra twice before at his home, the documents show.

    The Hyundai's alarm went off shortly before midnight on July 5 and Orest Schur, awakened by his mother-in-law, confronted the two teens, dressed in black, near the house where he lived on East 59th Place, according to an Adams County District Court affidavit reviewed by The Denver Post.

    After the alarm on the Hyundai went off, Schur and his wife observed damage to the door handles. They heard another car alarm going off nearby and saw taillights as the teens sped away in an apparently stolen white Kia Rio, the affidavit said.

    Aurora police said Schur, who was armed with a Glock 19 9 mm handgun, followed them.

    He called 911 at 11:23 p.m., the affidavit said, telling a dispatcher that “there had been shots fired and he had been shot at while he was chasing some car thieves who had attempted to steal his wife's car.” He called again and told a dispatcher he was uninjured, that he'd chased down the thieves, who had crashed, and that he had “shot back at them.”

    But police didn't find evidence supporting the…

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