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Wife of suspected Aurora townhouse shooter jumps to safety

AURORA, CO - JANUARY 5: Aurora, Colorado Police walk by the scene where four people were killed Saturday morning including the gunman who held police at bay for several hours at the complex January 5, 2013 in Aurora, Colorado. Aurora SWAT team members shot a gunman after he went to a second-floor window and fired at police. The gunman also allegedly fatally shot two men and a woman that he had taken hostage. One woman managed to escape from an upstairs back window, ran from the home and called police just before 3 a.m., said Cassidee Carlson, Aurora police spokeswoman.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

AURORA, CO – JANUARY 5: Aurora, Colorado Police walk by the scene where four people were killed Saturday morning including the gunman who held police at bay for several hours at the complex January 5, 2013 in Aurora, Colorado. Aurora SWAT team members shot a gunman after he went to a second-floor window and fired at police. The gunman also allegedly fatally shot two men and a woman that he had taken hostage. One woman managed to escape from an upstairs back window, ran from the home and called police just before 3 a.m., said Cassidee Carlson, Aurora police spokeswoman. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Police received a call around 3 a.m. Saturday morning of shots being fired. The Denver Post reported that when police arrived at the two-story townhouse in Aurora Colorado, they were met by a woman who had escaped the house by jumping from an upstairs back window.

Neighbors and family members later identified her as the suspected gunman’s wife, Stephanie Philbrook Archuletta. She said she had noticed three apparently lifeless bodies as she made her escape from the home.

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