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(August 18) On August 14, 2022 at 1:52 am, Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Challengers Sports Bar, 12161 East Iliff Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene and learned a fight preceded the shooting and the involved people left the scene. About 10 minutes after the initial call, officers learned a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital. The man was suffering from life threatening injuries and doctors admitted him to the hospital.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and the hospital. They worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses.

The victim remains hospitalized but is not expected to survive.

After following leads and working diligently, investigators determined the suspect in this case was Henry Lee Griffin III, 26 years old. Mr. Griffin was taken into custody on August 17 at 10:45 am near East Mississippi Avenue and South Eagle Circle. He was arrested on charges of 1st Degree Murder.

This case will be prosecuted by the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office. Any further requests or release of information should be directed to their office.

Mr. Griffin’s booking photograph is not being released at this time due to ongoing investigative steps. When those are complete, it will be released.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 18, 2022 at 10:17 AM
  
(August 17) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle pedestrian crash that happened overnight near North Peoria Street and East 17th Avenue.

On August 16, 2022 at 10:55 pm, offers were called to a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on North Peoria Street and East 17th Avenue. A man was found in the roadway suffering life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital where, sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

Initial investigation showed the pedestrian was crossing the street mid-block, just north of East 17th Avenue when he was struck by a black or grey Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot was traveling south on North Peoria Street at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Honda Pilot did not stop and continued south on North Peoria Street.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office once they have been positively identified and their next-of-kin have been notified.

The roadway was closed so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine what, if any, other factors contributed to the crash.

Please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.

This is the 31st traffic related fatality for 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 17, 2022 at 7:40 AM
  
(August 16) The suspect in this case, a seventeen year old male, turned himself in to the Aurora Police Department yesterday evening.  He was taken into custody and will be charged with 1st Degree Murder.  Since he is a juvenile, his booking photograph and identification will not be released.  

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and any additional information will be released by their office. 

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Affairs Unit
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095
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(August 8) On August 8, 2022 at about 6:50 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of North Beeler Street. Officers found a 28-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital but sadly, died from his injuries a short time later.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU) responded to the scene and worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses. Investigators will use any information they gather from witnesses, as well as any cameras in the area, to positively identify anyone involved in this homicide. Currently, no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified.

The Adams County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the deceased victim once he is positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

If you have any information about this shooting, and did not speak to detectives on scene, you are asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 16, 2022 at 11:58 AM
  
(August 14) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred overnight near East 40th Avenue and North Tower Road.

On August 14, 2022 at about 2:16 am, officers were called to a crash. When they arrived, they found a two-car crash involving a 2005 Honda sedan and a 2000 Lexus sedan.

Preliminary investigation found the Honda was traveling northbound on North Tower Road at a high rate of speed. The Honda ran the red light at 40th Avenue and struck the Lexus in the intersection. The Lexus caught fire.

The driver of the Lexus and the driver of the Honda were the sole occupants. Sadly, they both suffered grievous injuries and were pronounced deceased on scene.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office once they have been positively identified and their next-of-kin have been notified.

The intersection was closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if any other factors contributed to the crash.

Please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators.

This is the 29th and 30th traffic related fatality for 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 14, 2022 at 7:43 AM
  
On August 11th, 2022 at 4:49 pm Aurora 911 received multiple calls of a serious crash on South Buckley Road near East Arkansas Place. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and found a man lying on the ground with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, he did not survive and was pronounced deceased on scene. Two other people were injured. A child, approximately 4 years-old, suffered life-threatening injuries and a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to the hospital.

Preliminary investigation found that a white Pontiac sedan was turning east onto Arkansas Place from southbound Buckley Road. A blue Audi sedan was traveling north on Buckley Road and struck the Pontiac sedan. The deceased man was driving the Pontiac and the child was the rear-seat passenger in a child safety seat. The man with non-life-threatening injuries was driving the Audi sedan. He has been cooperative with investigators.

The northbound lanes of South Buckley Road were closed for an extended period of time so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if alcohol, speed, or any other factors contributed to the crash.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you have dash-camera footage of the crash or you are a witness who has not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

This is the 28th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 11, 2022 at 9:05 PM
  
(August 6) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened near South Peoria Street and East Archer Place.

On August 6, 2022 at about 12:05 p.m., Aurora911 received reports of a serious crash involving a motorcycle at the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Archer Place. Once on scene, officers discovered an unresponsive 36-year-old man lying in the roadway. This man was transported to the hospital for medical care but did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the 36-year-old man was driving his yellow Ducati motorcycle traveling southbound on South Peoria Street at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist collided with the passenger side of Cadillac sedan, which was making a left-hand turn from northbound South Peoria Street onto East Archer Place. The driver of the Cadillac remained on scene and was uninjured. No arrests or summons have been issued at this time.

North and southbound South Peoria Street was closed for multiple hours to allow Traffic Investigators the ability to collect evidence, photographs, and take measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine the speed of the motorcycle prior to the crash, as well as any other contributing factors.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash, and have not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

This is the 27th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 06, 2022 at 5:38 PM
  
(August 4) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened near North Catawba Way and East 6th Parkway.

On August 3, 2022 at about 5:35 p.m., Aurora911 received reports of a serious crash at the intersection of North Catawba Way and East 6th Parkway. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and found a woman lying in the roadway. The woman was transported to the hospital for medical care. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased a few hours later.

Preliminary investigation indicated that a Dodge pickup truck was traveling southbound on North Catawba Way. The driver proceeded from the stop sign and began crossing over East 6th Parkway. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on East 6th Parkway and collided with the passenger side of pickup truck at the intersection. The driver of the Dodge remained on scene. No arrests or summons have been issued at this time.

Eastbound East 6th Parkway was closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and take measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if speed is a contributing factor to the crash.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash, and have not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

This is the 25th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 04, 2022 at 8:15 AM
  
(July 19) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a suspicious death at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue.

On July 19, 2022 at about 12:56 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a call at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue regarding an unresponsive person in a vehicle. Officers arrived and located an adult male who was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives from the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded and will be responsible for this investigation. Currently, investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident and what led up to this man’s death.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and will release the identity of the deceased once he has been positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that would be helpful for our investigation, is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 5:53 PM
  
(July 19) On July 18th, 2022 around 12:45 p.m. Aurora Police Officers located a wanted fugitive at 438 North Oswego Street. The suspect, an adult male 27 years-old, had an active arrest warrant from the State of Georgia for a homicide that occurred in Roswell, Georgia on July 6th, 2022.

Once officers confirmed that the suspect was inside the location, SWAT responded to the scene. Other occupants of the home, acquaintances of the suspect, were able to exit the home. The suspect was given orders to leave the home, but he refused and remained inside. The Aurora Police Department Crisis Negotiations Team also responded to the address and team members were able to initiate communications with the suspect. Over the course of several hours, negotiators continued to try and convince the male to exit the home, unarmed.

Aurora Police Department requested the assistance of Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies responded to the scene. We also received assistance from Littleton Police Department and Englewood Police Department.

At 9:37 p.m. officers on scene heard multiple gunshots from inside the home. At that time, officers did not return fire. They continued to try and communicate with the suspect using the public address system on the Armored Response and Rescue Vehicles that were on scene. He remained uncooperative and fired several more rounds throughout the course of the night.

At about 2:18 a.m. the suspect exited the home, armed with a rifle. Shots were fired by one Aurora Police Officer and one Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy. Medical care was provided by Aurora Fire Rescue, and the suspect was transported to the hospital. He did not survive his wounds.

The Aurora Police Officer and Arapahoe County Deputy who fired their weapons were equipped with department-issued body cameras, which will be used in this ongoing investigation. The have been placed on paid administrative leave per each department's policy.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 18th Judicial District responded and will be investigating this officer-involved shooting incident. The CIRT Team conducts independent, multi-agency investigations into officer-involved shootings that occur in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert County.

The 27 year-old man who was shot and killed has been identified as Fabien Perry. A drivers license photograph of Fabien is below, courtesy of the Roswell (GA) Police Department. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Here is the LINK to this morning's press conference with Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates and Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Fabien Perry

Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 11:55 AM
  
(July 18) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened near South Havana Street and East Evans Avenue.

On July 18th, 2022 at 6:50 pm Aurora 911 received multiple calls of a serious crash in the roadway. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and found an adult male lying in the road. The male was transported to the hospital for medical care. Sadly, the male did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Subaru Impreza and a Yamaha R6 motorcycle were involved in the crash. The motorcycle was traveling northbound on South Havana Street at a high rate of speed. The Subaru was turning left onto southbound South Havana Street from a parking lot on the east side of the road and collided with the motorcycle. Both vehicles caught fire. The driver of the Subaru remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Both directions of Havana Street were closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if alcohol, or any other factors contributed to the crash.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

This is the 24th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 5:59 AM
  
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