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(May 21) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigation a shooting that occurred in the area of 2993 S Peoria St.

On May 21, 2022 at approximately 03:24 a.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to 2993 S Peoria St on reports of a shooting at a party.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This male was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers located a second victim, a juvenile male with an apparent gunshot wound, this male was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone with information that has not yet spoken to police is asked to reach out to the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867, where tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 21, 2022 at 6:41 AM
  
Information previously released March 11, 2022

(May 19) ARREST MADE

Following up on investigative leads, The Major Crimes Homicide Unit made an arrest late last night. The suspect is a 16-year-old Hispanic juvenile male and his information is not being released at this time due to his age. The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of 1st Degree Murder and is currently being held at the Marvin W Foote Youth Services Center on a no bond hold.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432-5095

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(March 11) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting in the 12700 block of East Asbury Circle.

On March 11, 2022, at approximately 02:34 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to the 12700 block of East Asbury Circle on reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This male was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone with information that has not yet spoken to police is asked to reach out to the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867, where tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

This is Aurora’s Eighth homicide of 2022.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 20, 2022 at 4:12 PM
  
(May 16) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal auto pedestrian crash that occurred near E. Colfax Avenue and N. Moline Street.

On Monday, May 16, 2022 at about 10:35 p.m., Aurora Police received calls about a crash involving a pedestrian near the intersection of E. Colfax Avenue and N. Moline Street. When officers and Aurora Fire Rescue arrived on scene they found an adult male lying in the roadway. The adult male was transported to a local hospital but tragically he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital..

The preliminary investigation revealed that the adult male was crossing Colfax, east of the crosswalk on Moline, a Toyota Camry was travelling eastbound on Colfax through the intersection on a green light. The driver, an adult male, did not see the pedestrian as he stepped into traffic. The driver was unable to stop in time and struck the pedestrian. The driver of the Toyota Camry remained on scene and was cooperative with the officers. 

It is early in the investigation and there are still many steps to be completed. The Aurora Police Traffic Section will determine the circumstances of the crash and if criminal charges are appropriate. At this time, it is unknown if speed or intoxication were a factor in the crash.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe 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 crash, and have not yet spoken to investigators. 

This is the 20th traffic related fatality this year.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor 
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 17, 2022 at 1:12 PM
  
(May 5) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is now investigating after a man dies after being shot on April 22.

On April 22, 2022 at about 3:20 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to shooting at 13140 East Kansas Drive. Upon officers' arrival, they located a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This man was transported to the hospital where he remained until his tragic passing on May 4, 2022.

Detectives from our District 1 Investigations initially handled this investigation, but since the victim died, our Major Crimes Homicide Unit is now responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has positively identified the victim as 32-year-old Noah Pfister.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting, or has information about this homicide, is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. 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
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 05, 2022 at 11:02 AM
  
(May 4) On March 4, 2022 about 4:30a, officers responded to reports of an injured woman in a parking lot near East 11th Avenue and North Peoria Street. Officers located a woman with serious injuries who was quickly transported to the hospital. The woman stated that she had just met a man a short time prior to the incident and was driven to this location around 1:30a. The man ended up choking her unconscious, pushed her out of the vehicle and then running her over. The man left the scene and the victim laid in the parking lot for hours before being discovered.

District 1 Detectives immediately began investigating this incident. The victim, who had to be hospitalized numerous times since the incident happened, died from her injuries on April 19. It was at this time that Detectives from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit took over the investigation. Just recently, a suspect was positively identified.

On May 3, Aurora Police Homicide Detectives arrested Jordan Howard (9/19/1997) and booked him into the Aurora Jail early this morning on suspicion of 1st Degree Murder. This case will now be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Jordan’s booking photo has been included below.

Major Crimes Unit Detectives believe that there might be additional victims that may not have reported being assaulted by Jordan Howard. We urge them to please come forward. They can contact Investigator Harris at 303.739.6714.

The Major Crimes Homicide Unit is asking for anyone who witnessed this, and have not yet spoken to police, to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720.913.7867.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Jordan Howard
Posted by [email protected]  On May 04, 2022 at 5:30 PM
  
(March 30) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating after a woman was shot and killed.

On March 30, 2022 at about 12:50 a.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to the parking lot of 9796 East Mexico Avenue, on reports of multiple shots fired in the area. Upon officers' arrival, they located an adult woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Tragically, the woman was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office  will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has information about this homicide is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor 
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095 
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 30, 2022 at 5:43 AM
  
(March 29) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating after a woman was shot and killed and another woman left in critical condition.

On March 29, 2022 at about 5:10 a.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to the parking lot of 11895 East Archer Place, on a welfare check. Upon officers' arrival, they located two women suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Tragically, one woman was pronounced deceased on the scene and the second was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and were responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has information about this homicide is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor 
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095 

Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 29, 2022 at 9:11 AM
  

(March 28) ARREST MADE

Following up on investigative leads, The Major Crimes Homicide Unit made an arrest earlier today in Denver. The suspect, who is the brother of the deceased victim, has been identified as Jimmy Lee Churchill. He was arrested for 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender. Investigators believe that the two brothers were involved in a verbal altercation in the motel room before the shooting occurred. Churchill is currently being held at the Aurora Detention Center on a no bond hold.

Jimmy Churchill
Jimmy Churchill DOB 12/18/1988

Officer Elizabeth McGregor 
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095

Information previously released on March 28, 2022

(March 28) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating after a man was shot and killed. 

On March 28, 2022 at about 4:22 a.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to the Radiant Inn, located at 10950 East Colfax Ave, on a report of a shooting inside one of the rooms. Upon officers’ arrival, they located a 47-year-old man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Tragically the man was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and were responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has information about this homicide is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 28, 2022 at 4:53 PM
  
(March 17) On Friday, August 6, 2021, the Aurora Police Department received a report pertaining to allegations of child exploitation involving Darnell Ward (DOB: 02/21/1978). The investigation confirmed the allegations of the original victim and investigators learned of two other additional victims.

The investigation determined that Ward occasionally was a parent spectator at Overland High School girls’ basketball games and would help record scores for the game. However, he was not an official volunteer. It is believed Ward also has helped with sporting events in the Denver Metro area schools. Based on Ward’s history and past allegations, Investigators believe there are additional victims who have been victimized by Ward and have not yet reported it.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Ward was arrested for charges related to Child Exploitation and Sexual Assault in Phoenix, Arizona. Since his arrest, Ward has been extradited to Colorado. The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will be prosecuting this case, and any additional media inquiries should be directed there.

Our Victim Services Unit is working closely with the families to offer support and help them work through this difficult event.

If there are any additional victims who are wishing to report to the police, they are asked to call Police Dispatch at (303) 627-3100 immediately. Anyone with additional information about this incident is encouraged to call the Internet Crimes Against Children at 303.739.6711.

Ward is pictured below: 

Suspect Photo

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 17, 2022 at 11:12 AM
  
(March 4) The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit is announcing the arrest of Adan Antonio Tobias-Ramirez (DOB: 09/23/1999). Adan was arrested for Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-1601 Left scene after accident involving death. A booking photo is not available at this time.

This case is being prosecuted by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and any additional media inquires should be directed there.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095

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Information previously released on September 9, 2021

(September 9) UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section Investigators have ruled out the white SUV/minivan as a suspect vehicle.

During the course of their investigation, officers located the white SUV/minivan in question and determined that the vehicle was not involved in this crash.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigators are still seeking information about the white vehicle with tinted windows involved in this fatal crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash-camera footage, or any additional information, is asked to reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 303.913.STOP. Your tips can remain anonymous and you may still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information Previously Released on September 8

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on East Colfax Avenue and North Akron Street.

(September 8) On September 7, 2021 at 11:56 p.m., Aurora Police officers responded to the area of East Colfax Avenue and North Akron Street on a report of person laying on the ground.

Once on scene, officers discovered a 35-year-old male who was suffering from a significant head injury. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Tragically, today the victim died from his injuries. The name of victim will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office after he has been positively identified and his next-of-kin have been notified.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigated the scene and determined the victim was crossing East Colfax Avenue, northbound, at North Akron Street, when a vehicle struck the victim and then fled the scene. Investigators have identified a white SUV/minivan along with a small white sedan, pictured below, with dark tinted windows as possibly being involved. Investigators will continue working to identifying the vehicles and their drivers involved in this crash. No additional information is available at this time.

The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or otherwise have any information related to this incident, to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP. Your tips can remain anonymous and you may still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095

Hit and Run Suspect Vehicle Hit and Run Suspect Vehicle
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 04, 2022 at 10:44 PM
  
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