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(September 17) On September 17th, 2022 at about 12:43 pm Aurora Police Officers responded to South Ironton Street between East Tennessee Avenue and East Kentucky Avenue. Witnesses called Aurora 911 to report a shooting. When officers arrived, they found an adult male, seated in a vehicle suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital and received care but sadly, he did not survive.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU) responded to the scene and worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses. This is an open investigation and no arrests have been made. Investigators are working to determine the facts and circumstances leading up to the shooting.

The Arapahoe 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, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7807. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.

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


Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 17, 2022 at 6:24 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department has arrested Jonathan Edward Abraham for committing several acts of vandalism throughout the city of Aurora this past week.

From August 14 through August 22, 2022, Abraham committed 15 acts of vandalism by graffitiing several area businesses. Some of the graffiti had racially biased messaging. Through the course of their investigation Detectives from the Intelligence Unit and Gang and Robbery Investigations Team were also able to connect him to 4 aggravated robberies that occurred in Aurora during the Month of April. A tip from a community member lead detectives to Abraham.

Abraham was arrested this afternoon by the Aurora Police Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team, Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team as he was leaving his residence.

He was booked into the Aurora Detention Center and is currently being held on a $50,000 bond for the following charges:

Aggravated Robbery
Criminal Mischief
Bias-Motivated Crime-Property Damage

Mugshot
Booking Photo: Johnathan Edward Abraham

List of Damaged Businesses:

Wells Fargo-1300 South Havana Street
Target-1400 South Havana Street
Starbucks-1402 South Havana Street
Bank of the West-1389 South Havana Street
Safeway-18730 East Hampden Avenue
Taco Bell-3554 South Tower Road
Meineke-18771 East Hampton Avenue
1st Bank-18600 East Hampden Avenue
Kohls-18307 East Hampden Avenue
US Bank-18101 East Hampden Avenue
Dairy Queen-18121 East Hampden Avenue
Summer Valley Liquors-16981 East Quincy Avenue
VASA Fitness-16921 East Quincy Avenue
Lowes-4455 South Buckley Road
Canvas Credit Union-16900 East Quincy Road

List of Robbery Locations:

Subway-4343 South Buckley Road
KFC-16901 East Quincy Avenue
Taco Bell-3554 South Tower Road
Taste of Philly-18121 East Hampden Avenue

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 06, 2022 at 3:08 PM
  
(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 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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Information previously released


(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 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
  
(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
  
(July 15) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred overnight near East 16th Avenue and North Dallas Street.

On July 15, 2022 at about 12:30 am, officers were called to a crash near East 16th Avenue and North Dallas Street. When they arrived, they found a single car accident involving a white Mitsubishi SUV. The adult male driver of the vehicle was seriously injured and was transported to the hospital. The adult male passenger was critically wounded and sadly, was pronounced deceased on scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the Mitsubishi was traveling eastbound on East 16th Avenue at a high rate of speed and lost control. The Mitsubishi rolled and struck a parked, unoccupied, sedan. The Aurora Police Traffic Section will attempt to reconstruct the scene to determine the circumstances leading up to the crash. At this time, it appears speed and alcohol may be contributing factors to the crash.

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.

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

This is the 22nd traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Affairs Unit
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 15, 2022 at 10:52 AM
  
(July 14)  The suspect identified in this case, Juan Serrano (11/14/1997), has turned himself in to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office today.

Requests for his booking photo can be directed to their agency.

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


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released

(July 8) On June 19, 2022 at about 9:45 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were called the area of 13210 East 7th Avenue on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital where he remained in critical condition until his tragic passing on July 7, 2022.

The suspect from this shooting, Juan Serrano (11/14/1997), retreated into the residence after the shooting. Responding officers established a perimeter and SWAT Officers responded to the scene. A short time later, Juan surrendered and was taken into custody. He was initially booked into jail on numerous charges, including suspicion of 1st degree assault.

Juan was able to post his bond and was released from detention on June 20 and was set to have an upcoming court appearance in the 18th Judicial District.

Yesterday, July 7, 2022, the victim in this case, positively identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office as 30-year-old Esteban Lopez, died from the injuries he sustained from the shooting. It was at that time, detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit took over the case for investigation.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit believe that a dispute at the house during a family gathering led to the shooting. Investigators have been working with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office since yesterday and updated charges for Serrano are currently pending. Serrano’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you have any information about this incident, to include Serrano’s current location, you are urged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM
  
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