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(December 2) The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating an overnight shooting in District 1 with two victims.

At 12:35 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 10700 block of Exposition Avenue. Once on scene, officers discovered two men with apparent gunshot wounds.

Both men were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of their injuries. One of those men was later pronounced deceased. He will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after notifications of next of kin.

The second victim is a 35-year-old man. He was still receiving emergency medical treatment as of early Friday morning.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation and detectives are actively pursuing leads. No arrests had been made as of Friday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 02, 2022 at 9:06 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Monday morning in District 2.

At 6:11 a.m., Aurora 911 received a call about a woman lying on the ground near the intersection of East Smith Road and North Sable Boulevard. When officers arrived, they learned the woman was deceased.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, had an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The woman’s identity and official cause and manner of death will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office following notification of next of kin.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Homicide Unit closed the intersection for several hours Monday to collect evidence. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

If you have any information about this shooting, please call Det. Knight at 303.739.6982 or Det. Graw at 303.739.6213. Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area of East Smith Road and North Sable Boulevard between the hours of 4 and 6 a.m. Monday. 

Tips can also be made by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 28, 2022 at 2:22 PM
  
(November 12)  Major Crimes Homicide Unit Investigation is underway after a man was found dead on South Crystal Way.   

Officers were called to the 900 block of South Crystal Way after Aurora 911 received calls of shots fired around 3 a.m. this morning. When they arrived, they found 41-year-old male lying in the parking lot suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

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 have been notified.

If you have any information about this shooting, please 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.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 12, 2022 at 1:48 PM
  
UPDATE, ARREST MADE

(November 12) The person of interest detained after the homicide of a 12-year-old boy and shooting of a 14-year-old boy has been arrested.  

Last night at about 10:30 p.m. Rolando Felipe, 18-years-old, was arrested by Aurora Police Officers and charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder and one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder.  The charges will be filed with the Arapahoe County 18th Judicial District.  

The investigation is ongoing and Detectives ask anyone who has information to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867). Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and still may remain anonymous.

R. Felipe

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released

(November 11) A 12-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old remains in serious condition after a shooting on Zion Street. One person of interest has been detained.

On November 11, 2022, about 2:58 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of North Zion Street. Officers found two young boys, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, both of whom are related to each other, suffering from gunshot wounds. They were both immediately transported to the hospital. The 12-year-old was tragically pronounced deceased a short time later and the 14-year-old remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Investigators from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU) responded to the scene and worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses. Initial details obtained by responding officers indicated that shots were fired from the inside of an Acura sedan at the two boys walking up the street. That vehicle then immediately left the scene but has since been located. Using this information, as well as gathering other details by responding officers, Aurora Police Officers were able to quickly identify and detain a person of interest, who is known to the victims. This person, a young adult, will not be identified unless they are officially charged.

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, and did not speak to detectives on scene, you are asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867). Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and still may remain anonymous.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 12, 2022 at 8:40 AM
  
(October 28)  An Iowa man was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of killing a woman in a parking lot off South Parker Road.

John Thoren, 42, has been booked into the Aurora Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder stemming from an altercation that occurred in a parking lot early Friday morning.

Aurora police officers initially responded at 2:25 a.m. to a report of a shooting in the back parking lot of 6360 South Parker Road. When officers arrived, they learned the shooting stemmed from an altercation between a man and a woman, who were strangers to each other. Officers and EMS responders provided lifesaving measures, but the victim, a 46-year-old, was pronounced deceased.

The shooter, John Thoren, called 911 and cooperated with the officers on scene. He was then transported to Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives from the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit. Following these interviews, Thoren was arrested and booked into jail.

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Any further details about this incident should be directed to their office.

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.STOP (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

John Thoren
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 28, 2022 at 1:41 PM
  
(October 26)  An Aurora woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing another woman earlier this week in the Mission Viejo neighborhood.

Tamara Minh Le, 31, faces one charge of first-degree murder stemming from Sunday’s fatal shooting in the 4100 block of South Mobile Circle in Aurora. Le is being held without bond in the Arapahoe County Detention Center pending her first appearance in court. 

Le and her vehicle were identified earlier this week by the Aurora Police Department’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit. She was arrested Tuesday morning without incident by members of the fugitive and SWAT teams.

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

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing. We are asking anyone with any information about this case to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (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

Tamara Le booking photo


Information previously released - additionally, the age of the woman was incorrectly published initially. She was believed to be 47-years-old but was actually 39-years-old after confirming her identity.

(October 23)  A woman dies after being shot in the Mission Viejo neighborhood. Investigators with the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit are actively looking for the suspect.

On October 23, 2022, at about 2:08 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 4100 block of South Mobile Circle. Officers found a 39-year-old woman inside the home who was shot. She was transported to the hospital where sadly she later died from her injuries.

Investigators from the department's 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 and evidence, 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 Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the deceased victim once she 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.STOP (7867). Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and still may remain anonymous.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 26, 2022 at 1:42 PM
  
One man was arrested Thursday night following a fatal shooting outside a business in the Centretech neighborhood in central Aurora.

Lloyd Clifford Love, 35, of Aurora was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Aurora police officers initially responded at 7 p.m. to a report of a trespass in the 16800 block of Centretech Parkway. While officers were enroute to the scene, the call was upgraded to a report of a shooting somewhere on the property.

When officers arrived, they learned the shooting stemmed from a dispute between an employer and a former employee. Officers and EMS responders provided lifesaving measures, which unfortunately were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead.

Additional officers responded and set up a perimeter to search for the known suspect, who left the scene before officers arrived. Aurora SWAT was in the area and responded to assist with the search for the suspect. Aurora officers were also joined by APD K9 officers and fugitive team and the Denver Police helicopter.

Officers and SWAT located a vehicle, performed a high-risk traffic stop, confirmed the suspect was a passenger in the car and arrested him without further incident.

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.STOP (7867). Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Lloyd Love Booking Photo
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 21, 2022 at 9:40 AM
  
(September 27) On September 17, 2022 at about 12:43 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to the 900blk of South Ironton Street on reports of a shooting. The 39-year-old victim tragically died and Detectives from the Aurora Police Department's Major Crimes and Homicide Unit began investigating this incident.

Detectives have been working to develop leads on the ones responsible by interviewing witnesses and analyzing evidence, and today, are announcing the arrest of two individuals in relation to this homicide.

Aram Cooper (06/05/1997) and Crystal Purcell (04/07/1980) have both been arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of First Degree Murder. Their booking photos are provided below.

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and any further information will come from them.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Cooper

Crystal


Information previously released

(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 27, 2022 at 9:02 AM
  
(September 25) On September 25, 2022 at about 1:35 a.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of 2295 South Chambers Road. Officers found two men, a 44-year-old and a 52-year-old, both whom had been shot multiple times. They were both transported to the hospital where sadly the 44-year-old died from his injuries a short time later. The 52-year-old man remains hospitalized with serious injuries. At least three vehicles and one business sustained damage from gunfire as well.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU) responded to the scene and worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses. The Aurora Police Crime Scene Unit processed the scene and located several shell casings. Investigators will use any information they gather from witnesses and evidence, 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 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, 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 Sep 25, 2022 at 9:38 AM
  
(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
  
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