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 

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Recent Posts
May 2022 - Posts
(May 30) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of E 16th Avenue and N Alton Street. 

On May 30, 2022 the Aurora Police Department was contacted by the Denver Police Department, late in the evening regarding a homicide. Denver Police Department was called to the area of E 16th Avenue and N Willow Street. Upon arrival, Denver Police officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This male was pronounced deceased at the scene. During the investigation, Denver Police officers determined that the shooting occurred in the area of E 16th Avenue and N Alton Street.

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 Adams County Coroner's Officer 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 Crimes 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 31, 2022 at 9:18 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department will be conducting Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. This is part of our continuing commitment to the statewide effort to combat drunk drivers and reduce alcohol related traffic accidents and fatalities. This checkpoint is part of the>DUI Checkpoint Colorado program, which kicks off Memorial Day weekend, continuing through Labor Day weekend. This checkpoint will be located on South Chambers Road.

Motorists passing through the checkpoint will be contacted briefly by an officer who will be looking for signs of intoxication and/or impairment in the driver. The checkpoint should cause only minor inconvenience to traffic along the targeted roadway, and highly visible signage will be posted leading into the checkpoint screening area. Drivers entering a checkpoint are asked to pay close attention to the officers directing traffic through the area. Motorists should also roll down their drivers' side window as they approach the screening area. This allows for better communication between the motorist and the officer, quicker screening, and a shorter delay overall.

The checkpoint is funded by an N.H.T.S.A. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) grant in partnership with the "Heat is On" campaign and administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 28, 2022 at 3:38 PM
  
(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 15) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle crash on Interstate 225 northbound near East Mississippi Avenue.  

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at about 8:45 a.m., Aurora911 began receiving calls about a serious crash on northbound Interstate 225 near East Mississippi Avenue.  When officers arrived on scene they found a heavily damaged silver Mustang with a single occupant.  The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, was pronounced on scene by medical personnel.  

The preliminary investigation revealed the Mustang was traveling northbound on Interstate 225 and left the roadway, striking the signpost for East Mississippi Avenue exit.  The Aurora Police Traffic Section will attempt to reconstruct the scene to determine the circumstances leading up to the crash.  At this time, it is unknown if speed or intoxication are contributing factors 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 nineteenth traffic related fatality this year in Aurora.  

Acting Lt. Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 15, 2022 at 12:54 PM
  
(May 14) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that happened on East Colfax Avenue near North Laredo Street.  

On Saturday May 14th, 2022 at about 9:17 p.m. officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Laredo Street.  

When officers arrived on scene they located two pick-up trucks that were involved in the crash.  Initial investigation revealed one pick-up truck was making a left turn from eastbound East Colfax Avenue to northbound North Laredo Street and was stuck by the second pick-up truck that was traveling westbound on East Colfax Avenue.  

The turning pick-up truck was driven by an adult male and there was an adult female passenger.  The female passenger was transported to the hospital where sadly, she was pronounced deceased. The driver of that truck was also transported with unknown injuries.  The driver of the second truck remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  

The identification of the female passenger will be released by the Adam's County Coroner’s Office once she has been positively identified and her next-of-kin have been notified.

This is an open and ongoing investigation that will be headed by the Aurora Police Traffic Section.  It is unknown at this time if there were any contributing factors.  At this early stage in the investigation, no arrests have been made.  


We ask that anyone who witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash, to please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if they haven't already spoken to the investigators

This is Aurora’s eighteenth crash fatality for 2022. 

Acting Lt. Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 14, 2022 at 11:51 PM
  
On May 13th, 2022 at about 5 p.m. Aurora Police responded to the area of 15270 East 6th Avenue after Aurora911 received numerous calls about a shooting at that location.   When officers arrived on scene they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, both adult males.  Sadly, they were pronounced deceased on scene by Aurora Fire Rescue.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be the lead investigators for this incident. The facts and circumstances leading up to this shooting are still being determined however, Detectives believe all involved people have been identified.   Once the victims have been positively identified and their next of kin have been notified the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will release the names of the victims. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7807. Tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous. Acting Lieutenant Faith Goodrich-PIO Commanding Officer Media Relations Unit 720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 13, 2022 at 9:02 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
  
 
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