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On 01/25/19 at about 0859 hours, Officers responded along with AFR to the report of an accident involving a semi truck fuel tanker at Chambers and Smith Rd.   

Investigation indicated that a semi truck was NB on Chambers Rd when the trailer hauling diesel fuel detached from the semi while going over the railroad tracks at the location. One of the drip lines from the trailer ruptured, which resulted in a spill of about 3 gallons of diesel fuel. After detaching, the trailer came to rest on the railroad tracks.  

All four directions for the intersection of Smith and Chambers, had to be shut down. Also, traffic for the RTD A-line and Union Pacific Railways, had to be stopped.  

The trailer had to be towed from the location and fire personnel cleaned the spilled fuel.  The driver of the truck cooperated with the investigation and was charged with Spilling Load on a Highway.

There were no injuries, and no other involved vehicles.  The intersection was opened up and rail traffic resumed at about 1035 hours. 

Sgt. Chris Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jan 25, 2019 at 12:31 PM
  

On December 30th at about 6:12 PM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to the intersection of S. Chambers Rd and E. Belleview Ave for a crash.   

Responding units found that a Toyota van and a Lincoln SUV had collided in the intersection.  The van was occupied by two people and the Lincoln had one occupant.  They were all transported to local hospitals.  The passenger of the Toyota died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. 

Investigators from the Aurora Police Traffic Unit are working to determine the cause of the crash.  At this time it appears that the Toyota was traveling south on Chambers and the Lincoln was turning left from northbound Chambers onto westbound Belleview.  The investigation will focus on determining which vehicle had the right-of-way.  Neither speed nor intoxication appear to be factors in the crash.  

 The identities of the people involved are not being released at this time.  The Arapahoe County Coroner may release the identity of the deceased at a later date.

Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Unit

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Dec 30, 2018 at 10:08 PM
  

On December 30, 2018 at about 6:42 AM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to E. 33rd Ave. and N. Oakland St. on a report of a crash involving a pickup and a RTD bus.  Once on scene they found that the pickup had been traveling east in the westbound lanes of traffic and struck the bus head-on.  Two people from the bus were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  The female driver and only occupant of the pickup appears to have died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

  At this time, it is unknown why the pickup crossed into the oncoming traffic lanes.  The Aurora Police Traffic Unit is investigating this crash with assistance from RTD and the Adams County Coroner’s office.   The Adams County Coroner will release the identity of the deceased at a later date.

Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Traffic Operations
Aurora Police Department
Aurora, CO 80012
303-739-6243
ccarleto@auroragov.org


Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Dec 30, 2018 at 11:35 AM
  

February New Releases & Best Sellers

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:

Fiction

 

Liar Liar by James Patterson and Candice Fox

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Detective Harriet Blue has become a dangerous fugitive from the law as she pursues the murderer Regan Banks.

 

Turning Point by Danielle Steel

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Four American trauma doctors face difficult choices when they join a mass-casualty training program in Paris.

 

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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Jessica Farris’s life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields’s psychology study.

 

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

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Hedy Lamarr flees to Hollywood where she becomes a screen star and develops technology that might combat the Nazis.

 

The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke

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Detective Dave Robicheaux and his new partner Bailey Ribbons investigate the death of a young woman by crucifixion.

   

Verses for the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Agents Pendergast and Coldmoon track a killer who removes hearts and leaves handwritten letters.

 

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

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The final book of the Winternight trilogy. The fate of two worlds depends on a girl who seeks to forge her own path.

 

Through Fiery Trials by David Weber

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The 10th book in the Safehold series. A temporary peace gives way as international alliances change.

 

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods

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The 48th book in the Stone Barrington series.

 

The Boy by Tami Hoag

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Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard, a husband-and-wife detective team, investigate a boy’s murder and the disappearance of his babysitter.


Nonfiction

 

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

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The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

 

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

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A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.

 

Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher

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Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

 

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

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Secrets and identity in a fast-paced age of science and technology are explored through the story of a woman who discovered her biological father.

 

The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz

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Essays and interviews by former TV critics from New Jersey’s Star-Ledger to mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut.

 

DVD - New Releases (February):

Caution: Catalog links below are for preorder/placeholder records and may give 'record not found' errors once DVDs are released. DVDs may still be found using a keyword/title search.

 

The Grinch

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The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit.

 

Widows

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From acclaimed director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering, contemporary crime thriller with a powerful ensemble cast!

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web

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Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

 

The Sisters Brothers

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Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star as sibling assassins Charlie and Eli Sisters, who are hired to kill a gold prospector accused of stealing from their boss in the Old West.

 

A Private War

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In world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Her mission is to show the true cost of war, driving her, along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan), to embark on the most dangerous assignments of their lives as they journey to the front line of conflicts across the globe.

 

The Guilty

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When a 911 dispatcher and former cop answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman, he has to find a way to save her using just his phone and his wits in this pulse pounding, award-winning crime thriller. Danish, subtitled in English.

 

Black '47

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One soldier's ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. Starring Hugo Weaving and Jim Broadbent.

 

All the Devil's Men

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An American bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative.

 

Grand-Daddy Day Care

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A man has to figure out a way to make extra money when his father-in-law moves in.

 
 

The Cloverfield Paradox

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When scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, they soon come face-to-face with a dark reality.

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Follows the rise of the band Queen and Freddie Mercury's attempts at being a solo artist until their performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.

 

Nobody's Fool

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Wild child Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) looks to her buttoned-up, by-the-book sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) to help her get back on her feet. As these polar opposites collide, Tanya discovers that Danica's picture-perfect life may not be what it seems.

 

At Eternity's Gate

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Julian Schnabel's AT ETERNITY'S GATE is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule, and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art.

 

The Front Runner

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A real-life story of U.S. Senator Gary Hart's 1988 presidential campaign that was ended when his extramarital affair became known to the public.

 

The Happy Prince

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His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.

 

A Star is Born

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A musician helps a rising singer find fame as his own career begins a downward spiral.

 

Robin Hood

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The classic tale of Robin Hood who steals from the rich and gives to the poor.

 

Overlord

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Nothing can prepare you for the mind-blowing mayhem that is Overlord. Mega producer J.J. Abrams creates an insanely twisted thrill ride about a team of American troops who come face-to-face with Nazi super-soldiers unlike the world has ever seen.

 

Backtrace

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A surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is administered an experimental drug, after being sprung from a high security facility.

 

Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the Mary Stuart, who returns to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, threatening Queen Elizabeth's sovereignty.

 

Between Worlds

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In the desolate world of highway truckers, a strange and dark miracle occurs when Billie suffers a near-fatal motorbike accident.

 

Sources: The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, Goodreads, EarlyWord, Novelist, DVDs Release Date

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 06, 2019 at 9:11 AM
  

Readers' reviews

Review of 
"The Creeping Shadow" by Jonathan Stroud

Review by Aidan O.

This review was written by a volunteer teen book reviewer and may contain spoilers of the reviewed novel.
For more information on how to become a teen book reviewer, email libraryoutreach@auroragov.org.


Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars

The Creeping Shadow is the fourth book in Jonathan Stroud’s New York Times bestselling pentalogy, "Lockwood & Co." It is set in modern-day London, in a world very similar to ours, but with one key difference- the Problem. The Problem is that the dead are coming back as ghosts to plague the living, and they are very dangerous. To fight the restless dead, agencies have sprung up around the city. People pay agencies to exterminate ghosts. Each ghost is a new case. However, only the young are capable of seeing and interacting with the dead, so they are the agents.
The book follows the story of 15-year old agent Lucy. Having recently left her agency, Lockwood & Co., Lucy is a freelance agent who agencies hire to help them on cases. Partner to her is a ghost contained in a jar with the rare quality of being able to speak with the living. Ironically, her former agency needs help and hires Lucy for a case. Returning to her apartment afterwards, Lucy discovers she has been robbed of her partner in trade- the ghost in a jar. She has a suspect and seeks him out. There, she gleans the information that he wasn’t the thief, but he told some anonymous men of the jar’s whereabouts for money. Lucy teams up with her former colleagues from Lockwood and Co.(Anthony, George, and Holly) to find the ghost. As a form of advance payment, Lucy agrees to help them with a case. They discover the source of the ghost to be in a facility owned by the prestigious Rotwell agency. To eliminate a ghost, you must eliminate its source. Lucy and her companions sneak in and discover a group of many different sources together, among them Lucy’s stolen ghost, which she retrieves. As a source is a link between the worlds of the living and the dead, a cluster of them forms a hole to the other side. Exploring the other side is extremely dangerous and very illegal; Anthony alerts the authorities and the Rotwell agency is shut down. Lucy rejoins the company. While taking on the case, Lockwood & Co. learns a few things about the other side, and discovers a dark secret of Penelope Fittes, head of the largest agency in London…

  I thought The Creeping Shadow was a worthy addition to the series. Its suspense and mystery are very alluring and balanced out by witty humor and fascinating tidbits about a world with the Problem. It summits with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that makes me want to read the next book.

  I would recommend this book to young adult readers who are fans of fantasy, action packed novels and imagination. The Creeping Shadow not only tells a story but introduces the reader to an imaginative, creative, intriguing world. It has a creepy edge, but this is balanced out by dry humor.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jan 24, 2019 at 3:06 PM
  

January New Releases & Bestsellers

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:

Fiction

 

Tom Clancy: Oath of Office by Marc Cameron

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President Jack Ryan must contain the fallout of a flu epidemic and two hijacked Russian nuclear missiles.

 

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

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While on suspension, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is made an executor of a stranger’s will and tries to keep a deadly narcotic off Montreal’s streets.

 

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

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While the people of New Hope face threats, Fallon Swift goes on three quests to discover her powers.


Nonfiction

 

The Point of it All by Charles Krauthammer

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A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

 

Trump's Enemies by Corey R. Lewandowski and David N. Bossie

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The authors of “Let Trump Be Trump” give their perspectives on the president’s foes.

 

DVD - New Releases (January):

Caution: Catalog links below are for preorder/placeholder records and may give 'record not found' errors once DVDs are released. DVDs may still be found using a keyword/title search.

 

Night School

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Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish star in Night School, a laugh-out-loud comedy about a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes for a chance to pass the GED exam.

 

Bad Times at the El Royale

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Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a past. During one night, all will have a shot at redemption...before everything goes to hell.

 

A.X.L.

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A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who connects with a kind-hearted outsider, Miles, while on the run from the scientists who created him.

 

Mid90s

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Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

 

Monsters and Men

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When a young father witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in Reinaldo Marcus Green's Sundance Award-winning portrait of race, family and consequence.

 

What They Had

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Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother's (Michael Shannon) request to help with her father (Robert Forster) and her ailing mother (Blythe Danner).

 

The Oath

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When high-strung Chris (Barinholtz) and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath by Thanksgiving, their refusal to sign-along with the arrival of relatives and two government agents (Cho and Magnussen)-sends an already dysfunctional family dinner completely off the rails.

 

Time Freak

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A college student builds a time machine to stop his girlfriend from breaking up with him. Based on the short film of the same name.

 

Halloween

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Witness Laurie Strode's final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

 
 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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Two friends find a magical book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life just in time for Halloween.

 

Jonathan

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This sci-fi-tinged drama follows two brothers living very separate lives - inside the same body. Content to live life in shifts with one another, their delicate balance is ruined when they become emotionally involved with the same woman.

 

Speed Kills

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John Travolta stars as a speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire whose secret life as a drug trafficker lands him in a deadly crossfire between the DEA and the Mob.

 

The Hate U Give

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In this powerful drama based on the best-selling novel, when a teenager witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend, she must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

 

Johnny English Strikes Again

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Rowan Atkinson returns as the beloved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. On his newest mission, he must overcome the challenges of modern technology.

 

Hunter Killer

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When an American submarine captain discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, he must assemble an elite group of Navy Seals to sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.

 

The Wife

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After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirtyplus years later, with a lifetime’s shared compromises.

 

Slice

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In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors (Atlanta's Zazie Beetz and Chance the Rapper in a wild film debut) set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.

 

Sources: The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, Goodreads, EarlyWord, Novelist, DVDs Release Date

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Dec 28, 2018 at 8:56 AM
  
On January 16th, 2019 at approximately 6:49 pm, Aurora Dispatch received a call from RTD Dispatch concerning a pedestrian that was struck by an R-Line train at the location of East 31st Avenue and North Peoria Street.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and later died as a result of his injuries. The RTD Train operator is cooperating with the investigation. Further investigation will be conducted by the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

The identity of the pedestrian is not being released pending notification of next of kin by the Adams County Coroner.

If you have any further information or questions for this incident, please contact:

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-729-6293

Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Jan 16, 2019 at 9:42 PM
  

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1:59 a.m. the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Department received a 911 call from an occupant of a residence at 1473 South Kenton Street, who was reporting a party inside the home was armed with a firearm and acting erratically.

 As officers arrived they could hear active gunfire. Officers were confronted by an armed adult male who was wearing body armor. The armed male exchanged gunfire with officers. The armed party was struck by gunfire which stopped the ongoing and active threat.

 Soon thereafter, officers discovered another adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

 Both the armed party and injured adult male found lying on the floor were transported to a local hospital where they both succumbed to their injuries.

The decedents will be positively identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after notifications are made to next of kin.

Officers present at the scene were equipped with and properly utilized department issued body-worn cameras.

 This investigation is being handled by the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Department. This is due to the passage of Senate Bill 15-219 which requires law enforcement agencies to team up with neighboring agencies to investigate officer involved shootings.

 Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed this incident to call Agent Randy Hansen with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6710.

If further information becomes available for public release we will provide an update on this news blog.

Aurora Police Department  
Public Information Officer
Anthony Camacho
acamacho@auroragov.org

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Jan 15, 2019 at 7:50 AM
  

On January 30, 2019, at approximately 12:21 A.M. Aurora Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of North Kingston Street on a report of a shooting. When the officers arrived they located a male victim laying on the sidewalk. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We are asking members of the public who have any information to call Detective Todd Fredericksen at (303) 739-6106. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a rewards of up to $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

The deceased victim will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending the notification of next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Jan 30, 2019 at 8:36 AM
  

On Saturday December 29, 2018, at approximately 9:35 P.M. Aurora Police Department Officers were flagged down and notified of a possible shooting victim in the Walgreens Parking lot located at 12051 East Mississippi Ave.  Officers quickly arrived and found a deceased male in the parking lot. 

The victim will be identified at a later date by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, pending notification of next of kin. 

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/ Homicide Unit has taken over this criminal investigation. If anyone has any information related to this incident they are asked to contact Detective Del Matticks at (303) 739-6367. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Ofc. Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Dec 30, 2018 at 12:51 AM
  
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