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The Aurora Police News Blog was created in 2016 as a new way to share news and information from the Aurora Police Department with the community we serve. It is maintained by the staff of the Media Relations Unit.

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Lieutenant Chris Amsler-Commanding Officer
Agent Faith Goodrich-Public Information Officer
Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer
Officer Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer

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On Monday December 16th, 2019 at approximately 10:01 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Aurora Hills apartment complex located at 11922 East Archer Place on a reported shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival they located a teenage male inside an apartment with a gunshot wound.  Shortly thereafter the male was pronounced deceased on scene. Positive identification of the victim, and notification of the next-of-kin will be done by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

This investigation is still very active and ongoing and is being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit.  An arrest as not been made, and so we do not interfere with any ongoing investigational efforts no further information will be shared at this time.  


We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710.


Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913- STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095


Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Dec 17, 2019 at 3:01 PM
  
On December 16th, Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident involving a two vehicles at E. 4th Pl. and N. Harvest Rd. Responding Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male who had been driving a Pickup had rolled the vehicle and was ejected.The victim was transported to University hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit, was notified and is investigating.

At this stage of the investigation, The pickup was south bound and a SUV pulled into his path causing the pickup to swerve and rollover ejecting the driver. It is unknown whom is at fault and the vehicle driver is cooperating with the investigation.  Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors at this time.

The Arapahoe County Medical Examiners office were notified. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the release of the identity of the pickup driver will not be made, pending notification of next of kin. Any further inquiries should be made to the Arapahoe County coroner's office.

Sgt. G Garcia
Dayshift Traffic
303-739-6293

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Dec 16, 2019 at 7:56 PM
  
On Sunday December 15th, 2019 just after midnight Aurora Police Officers responded to 11249 East Colfax Avenue due to reports of a male lying in the street.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult Hispanic male lying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper-body.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries this morning at approximately 6:00 a.m.

Positive identification of the victim, and notification of the next-of-kin will be done by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

This investigation is still very active and ongoing, and is being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Huber at 303-739-6090.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913- STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Dec 15, 2019 at 1:32 PM
  

On December 7th at 3:29 a.m., Aurora Police and Fire responded to a single-vehicle crash on eastbound E. 38th Avenue East of Windsor Drive. Responding units found a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup on its side in the westbound portion of the roadway and a male that had been ejected from the pickup.  Investigation found that the pickup was traveling eastbound when it lost control, crossed over into the westbound portion of the roadway and rolled multiple times. The driver was ejected from the truck and died as a result of his injuries.  The driver is a 26 year old male and was the only occupant.  His identity is not being released at this time, that will be done by the Adams county coroner's office.  Speed and failure to use the seatbelt are factors being investigated in this crash.

Chris Carleton

Sergeant, Aurora Police Department

Traffic Investigations

6 N. Abilene St.

Aurora, CO 80011

Office: 303.739-6243

Duty Hours: Monday – Friday, 0600-1400

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Dec 07, 2019 at 8:49 AM
  
On December 4th, 2019 at approximately 5:41 pm, the Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received calls reporting a pedestrian that was stuck by several vehicles in the 18900 block of East Smith Road. The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking along East Smith Road when struck by an initial vehicle and then a second vehicle. It was reported that a third vehicle was involved that did not remain on scene. The drivers of the first two vehicles remained on scene and are assisting with the investigation.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and was later declared deceased due to injuries sustained in the collision. The identity of the pedestrian is not being released at this time.

This marks the 30th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019. If you have any further details regarding this incident, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Dec 04, 2019 at 9:19 PM
  
On November 19th, 2019 at approximately 10:40 pm, the Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a serious traffic collision in the southbound lanes of I-225 just south of the I-70 interchange. Upon arrival, Fire and Police personnel found a passenger car driven by a single occupant that collided with the back of a large waste collection truck. The truck was stopped in the lanes of traffic after experiencing a mechanical failure when the drive shaft came off the vehicle. As the truck was stopped, it was struck from behind by the passenger car at estimated highway speeds.
 
The driver of the passenger car was transported to a nearby hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. The driver was stabilized and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. In the early hours of December 1st, 2019, the driver succumbed to injuries related to the collision.

The identity of the driver is not being released at this time. The Aurora Police Traffic Section conducted the initial investigation and the collision continues to be under investigation to determine all involved factors.
 
This incident marks the 29th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019.

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293

Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Dec 04, 2019 at 2:00 AM
  

On Thursday November 21st, 2019 at approximately 2:36 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to 13606 East 14th Avenue in response to a shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival they found an unresponsive adult male inside of a residence.  Shortly thereafter that male was pronounced deceased on scene.  Further investigation was necessary to determine the circumstances that led up to the death.

Since then, the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has upgraded this investigation to a Homicide.  On November 22, 2019 a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with at least the following:


18-3-104 (1)(a) Manslaughter, Class 4 Felony

18-12-108 (1) Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, Class 5 Felony


Due to the suspect being a juvenile no further personal identifying information will be publicly released.

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending positive identification, and notification of his next-of-kin.

We are requesting all members of the public who were a witness or have any information related to this homicide to please contact Agent Ingui at 303.739.6067.

Any additional media inquiries should be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Vikki Migoya.

Officer Crystal
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095



Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Nov 25, 2019 at 2:33 PM
  
Update to Elijah McClain Critical Incident Press Conference

On November 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz held a joint press conference with Aurora Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Stephen McInerny.  The press conference began with a 911 call, and followed by body worn camera footage of the incident involving Elijah McClain that occurred on the night of August 24, 2019.  

After the video Aurora Police Chief Metz and Aurora Fire Deputy Chief McInerny addressed the police and paramedic actions during the event.  They offered their heartfelt condolences for the loss of Mr. McClain, and acknowledged the impact on Mr. McClain's family, our community, and the involved officers that evening.

Body worn camera video, the APD Integration Program, a Joint Press Release from APD and AFR, an AFR press release, AFR Ketamine Protocols, the transcript of the 911 call, the Office of the Coroner, Adams and Broomfield Counties Autopsy report for Mr. McClain, APD Directive 5.08 Less Lethal Devices, Weapons and Techniques, APD Carotid Control Hold Vs. Chokehold Comparison presentation and SB 15-219 can be found among the following links:


BWC video

November 22, 2019 Press Conference 

911 Call

Press packet FINAL.PDF

Officer Crystal McCOy
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Nov 22, 2019 at 11:48 PM
  
On November 21th, Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received 911 calls of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian / motor vehicle at E. Colfax Ave and N. Havana St. Responding Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male unconscious and not breathing in the roadway. The victim was transported to University hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit, was notified and is investigating.

At this stage of the investigation, it appears as if the pedestrian was walking on the west side of Havana st in the crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle going north bound on Havana St making a left turn to west bound Colfax Ave. It is unknown whom is at fault and the vehicles driver is cooperating with the investigation.  Drugs, alcohol, or speed do not appear to be factors at this time.

The Adams County Medical Examiners office were notified. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the release of the identity of the pedestrian will not be made, pending notification of next of kin. Any further inquiries should be made to the Adams County coroner's office.

Sgt. G Garcia
Dayshift Traffic
303-739-6293
Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Nov 21, 2019 at 3:18 PM
  
Aurora CO
November 12, 2019
Case # 2019-44112

On November 11th, Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received 911 calls of a crash on southbound Interstate 222 near E. Mississippi Ave.   Responding Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male deceased on the highway.

The Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit, was notified and is investigating.

At this stage of the investigation, it appears as if the pedestrian was running west to east across the southbound lanes of the interstate, nearly under the overpass of E. Mississippi Ave.  It is unknown why he did not utilize the overpass to cross the highway.  The pedestrian was struck by at least 3 vehicles, all of which were identified, and are cooperating with the investigation.  Drugs, alcohol, or speed do not appear to be factors at this time.

The Arapahoe County Medical Examiners office responded to the scene to conduct their death investigation, and take custody of the decedent. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the release of the identity of the pedestrian will not be made, pending notification of next of kin. At that time it will come from the Coroners office.

Questions or further information should be directed to:

Detective Joe Petrucelli
303-739-6368
Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Nov 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM
  
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