Aurora Police News
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 Public Affairs Unit.

Public Affairs Unit Staff:

Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
Joe Moylan - Public Information Officer
Sydney Edwards - Public Information Officer 

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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 26) An Aurora man has been arrested following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

Pierce Fair, 33, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

About 3:00 a.m. this morning, Aurora 911 received calls about a man who had been hit by a car near the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Montana Place. Aurora Police and medical personnel responded to the scene and found a man lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries.

This man was taken to the hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries. His name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined a silver Chevrolet Cruse was heading southbound on South Peoria Road. The pedestrian was hit while crossing Peoria Street, not in a crosswalk, near East Montana Place. It is unknown at this time if speed was a contributing factor.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigators responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours to collect evidence, photograph the scene and take necessary measurements.

If you witnessed the crash, have dash camera video, or have any additional information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 45th traffic related fatality of 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Pierce Fair
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 26, 2022 at 8:33 AM
  
(November 16) At 4:36 p.m. Monday, Aurora 911 received calls about a woman who had been hit by a car near the intersection of East Mississippi Avenue and South Uvalda Street. Aurora police officers and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the scene and found a 30-year old woman lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. 

First responders provided aid at the scene and then drove the woman to the hospital. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries Tuesday night. Her name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined a gray Honda Pilot was turning onto eastbound East Mississippi Avenue from southbound South Uvalda Street and crashed into the woman who was crossing East Mississippi Avenue in the crosswalk.  

The driver of the Honda Pilot remained on scene, immediately called Aurora 911, and has been cooperative with the investigation.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigators responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours to collect evidence, photograph the scene and take necessary measurements. The factors contributing to the crash remain under investigation as of Wednesday morning.

If you witnessed the crash, have dash camera video, or have any additional information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 44th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095



Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 16, 2022 at 8:14 AM
  
(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
  
(November 12) A 20 y/o woman died following a single vehicle crash near South Tower Road and East Girard Avenue.

On November 12, 2022 at 00:45 a.m. Aurora 911 began receiving calls about a crash at the intersection of South Tower Road and East Girard Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and found a gray Dodge Charger near the northwest corner. The adult male driver and adult female passenger were both transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sadly, the woman did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Her identification will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined the Charger was traveling south on South Tower Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed in the intersection of East Girard Avenue. Speed is believed to be a factor.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigation responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours so they could collect evidence, photograph the scene, and take necessary measurements. The investigation is ongoing and will determine if any other factors contributed to the crash. If you witnessed the crash or have any information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 43rd traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 12, 2022 at 8:27 AM
  
(Nov. 11) A man has died after being struck by a driver who then fled the scene on East Hampden Avenue.

The crash occurred about 10:50 p.m. last night, November 10, near the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and South Dawson Street in District 3. The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit responded, and officers learned the man was lying in the left lane of eastbound Hampden Avenue when he was struck by a black SUV. The driver did not stop after the crash and the man was pronounced deceased on scene.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office after positive identification and notification of next of kin.

If you have any information about this unknown black SUV, or the driver, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and doing so allows them to be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

This is the 42nd traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 11, 2022 at 12:08 PM
  
(Nov. 7) A 40-year-old Aurora man died over the weekend from injuries he suffered in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Halloween.

The crash occurred at 6:35 p.m. last Monday, Oct. 31 near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Dallas Street in District 1. The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit responded, and officers learned the man was standing in the righthand lane of westbound Colfax Avenue talking to someone on the sidewalk when he was struck by a sedan. The driver didn’t stop after the crash.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital with apparent life-threatening injuries. He passed away from those injuries Saturday.

Several hours after the incident, a Denver man called 911 to report he was the driver involved in the crash. Traffic officers responded to the man’s home and found a grey Subaru sedan with damage consistent with being involved in a pedestrian crash.

The identity of the driver isn't being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation. The identity of the victim will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

If you have any information about this crash and you haven’t already spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.

This is the 41st traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected].org  On Nov 08, 2022 at 7:24 AM
  
(November 4) An Aurora man has been arrested in connection with Thursday’s road rage incident involving a uniformed Aurora police officer.

Jaquey Talone Wyrick, 26, was arrested on suspicion of one count of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer.

Wyrick was the driver of a red Toyota Yaris who twice cut off an off-duty officer near a fast-food parking lot near the intersection of Mississippi Avenue and Chambers Road in Aurora. Wyrick then chased the officer to Interstate 225 where a 16-year-old male passenger fired multiple shots at the officer’s personal vehicle while driving south between Mississippi and Iliff.

The 16-year-old male later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself in a third-story apartment in the 1000 block of South Elkhart Way. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after positive identification and notification of next of kin.

Aurora Police Department detectives are still investigating the incident and are interested in speaking with anyone who might have witnessed the shooting, which took place between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. on I-225 between Mississippi and Iliff. Investigators also want to speak with anyone who’s vehicle might have been damaged by gunfire during the incident.

If you have any information about this case, contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.435.5095

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Information previously released.

(November 3) A teenager died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound hours after shooting at a uniformed Aurora police officer during a road rage incident.

The incident began shortly after 8 a.m. in a fast-food parking lot near the intersection of Mississippi Avenue and Chambers Road in Aurora. An off-duty Aurora police officer was driving in her personal car in the parking lot after her shift when a red Toyota sedan exiting a drive-thru cut off the officer. The officer honked at the driver of the sedan.

The officer exited the parking lot, driving southbound on Chambers toward Mississippi. The driver of the red sedan drove across opposing lanes of traffic to again cut off the officer. The officer then drove westbound on Mississippi toward Interstate 225 with the red sedan chasing.

The officer pulled onto southbound I-225. While driving south between Mississippi and Iliff, the red sedan pulled up next to the officer’s driver’s side window. A front seat passenger rolled down the window, leaned halfway outside of the car and fired multiple rounds at the officer.

The officer was not injured during the shooting.

The officer noted the plate of the red sedan and called 911. Patrol officers responded to the registered address of the vehicle owner, which was located in the 1000 block of South Elkhart Way, near Mississippi Avenue and Sable Boulevard.

Patrol officers were able to positively identify the driver, a 26-year-old man, and took him into custody. The suspected shooter barricaded himself in a third-story apartment.

Patrol officers attempted to establish contact with the suspected shooter to negotiate his surrender, but those efforts were unsuccessful. At 10:24 a.m., in an effort to elicit a response and establish contact, officers fired a 40mm foam projectile against the siding of the apartment building. Shortly thereafter, a sound consistent with a gunshot was heard from inside the apartment.

The Aurora Police Department SWAT and Crisis Negotiations teams responded to the scene and for several hours made additional attempts to establish contact with the suspect. At 2:20 p.m., SWAT entered the apartment and discovered the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Early information indicates the suspect is a 16-year-old male.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after positive identification and notification of next of kin. The identity of the driver is not being released today due to the ongoing investigation.

From 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., southbound I-225 between Mississippi and Iliff was closed to search for ballistic evidence. Officers recovered several shell casings consistent with the weapon recovered from the apartment.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 04, 2022 at 11:36 AM
  
 
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