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 

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July 2022 - Posts
(July 19) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a suspicious death at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue.

On July 19, 2022 at about 12:56 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a call at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue regarding an unresponsive person in a vehicle. Officers arrived and located an adult male who was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives from the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded and will be responsible for this investigation. Currently, investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident and what led up to this man’s death.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and will release the identity of the deceased once he has been positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that would be helpful for our investigation, is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. 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
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 5:53 PM
  
(July 19) On July 18th, 2022 around 12:45 p.m. Aurora Police Officers located a wanted fugitive at 438 North Oswego Street. The suspect, an adult male 27 years-old, had an active arrest warrant from the State of Georgia for a homicide that occurred in Roswell, Georgia on July 6th, 2022.

Once officers confirmed that the suspect was inside the location, SWAT responded to the scene. Other occupants of the home, acquaintances of the suspect, were able to exit the home. The suspect was given orders to leave the home, but he refused and remained inside. The Aurora Police Department Crisis Negotiations Team also responded to the address and team members were able to initiate communications with the suspect. Over the course of several hours, negotiators continued to try and convince the male to exit the home, unarmed.

Aurora Police Department requested the assistance of Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies responded to the scene. We also received assistance from Littleton Police Department and Englewood Police Department.

At 9:37 p.m. officers on scene heard multiple gunshots from inside the home. At that time, officers did not return fire. They continued to try and communicate with the suspect using the public address system on the Armored Response and Rescue Vehicles that were on scene. He remained uncooperative and fired several more rounds throughout the course of the night.

At about 2:18 a.m. the suspect exited the home, armed with a rifle. Shots were fired by one Aurora Police Officer and one Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy. Medical care was provided by Aurora Fire Rescue, and the suspect was transported to the hospital. He did not survive his wounds.

The Aurora Police Officer and Arapahoe County Deputy who fired their weapons were equipped with department-issued body cameras, which will be used in this ongoing investigation. The have been placed on paid administrative leave per each department's policy.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 18th Judicial District responded and will be investigating this officer-involved shooting incident. The CIRT Team conducts independent, multi-agency investigations into officer-involved shootings that occur in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert County.

The 27 year-old man who was shot and killed has been identified as Fabien Perry. A drivers license photograph of Fabien is below, courtesy of the Roswell (GA) Police Department. 

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Here is the LINK to this morning's press conference with Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates and Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Fabien Perry

Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 11:55 AM
  
(July 18) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened near South Havana Street and East Evans Avenue.

On July 18th, 2022 at 6:50 pm Aurora 911 received multiple calls of a serious crash in the roadway. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and found an adult male lying in the road. The male was transported to the hospital for medical care. Sadly, the male did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Subaru Impreza and a Yamaha R6 motorcycle were involved in the crash. The motorcycle was traveling northbound on South Havana Street at a high rate of speed. The Subaru was turning left onto southbound South Havana Street from a parking lot on the east side of the road and collided with the motorcycle. Both vehicles caught fire. The driver of the Subaru remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Both directions of Havana Street were closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if alcohol, or any other factors contributed to the crash.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

This is the 24th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 5:59 AM
  
(July 16) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting an investigation after a woman is killed, several others injured in a late-morning crash.

On July 16th, 2022, at about 11:45 a.m., the Denver Police Department responded to the area of East 40th Avenue and Pena Boulevard for calls of a serious traffic crash. When officers arrived on scene, they found three vehicle that were involved in the crash. They also discovered this crash was on the boundary they share with Aurora Police Department. At 11:52 a.m., Denver Police requested assistance from Aurora Police because the crash happened in our jurisdiction.

Our initial investigation determined that a Toyota RAV4 was eastbound on East 40th Avenue and disregarded the red light at the North Airport Boulevard intersection. After running the red light, the RAV4 struck a Jeep traveling northbound on North Airport Boulevard.  A third vehicle, Subaru sedan, was facing westbound on East 40th Avenue and sustained only minor damage as a result of this crash.

An adult woman, who was a passenger in the RAV4, was pronounced deceased on scene. Two other adults were transported to the hospital, expected to survive. A third adult self-transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Adam’s County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

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. The entire intersection of East 40th Avenue at Airport Road was closed for multiple hours to ensure appropriate investigative steps could be completed.

This is the 23nd traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 16, 2022 at 4:55 PM
  
(July 15) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred overnight near East 16th Avenue and North Dallas Street.

On July 15, 2022 at about 12:30 am, officers were called to a crash near East 16th Avenue and North Dallas Street. When they arrived, they found a single car accident involving a white Mitsubishi SUV. The adult male driver of the vehicle was seriously injured and was transported to the hospital. The adult male passenger was critically wounded and sadly, was pronounced deceased on scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the Mitsubishi was traveling eastbound on East 16th Avenue at a high rate of speed and lost control. The Mitsubishi rolled and struck a parked, unoccupied, sedan. The Aurora Police Traffic Section will attempt to reconstruct the scene to determine the circumstances leading up to the crash. At this time, it appears speed and alcohol may be contributing factors to the crash.

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

This is the 22nd traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Affairs Unit
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 15, 2022 at 10:52 AM
  
(July 14)  The suspect identified in this case, Juan Serrano (11/14/1997), has turned himself in to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office today.

Requests for his booking photo can be directed to their agency.

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and any additional information will be released by their office. 


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released

(July 8) On June 19, 2022 at about 9:45 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were called the area of 13210 East 7th Avenue on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital where he remained in critical condition until his tragic passing on July 7, 2022.

The suspect from this shooting, Juan Serrano (11/14/1997), retreated into the residence after the shooting. Responding officers established a perimeter and SWAT Officers responded to the scene. A short time later, Juan surrendered and was taken into custody. He was initially booked into jail on numerous charges, including suspicion of 1st degree assault.

Juan was able to post his bond and was released from detention on June 20 and was set to have an upcoming court appearance in the 18th Judicial District.

Yesterday, July 7, 2022, the victim in this case, positively identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office as 30-year-old Esteban Lopez, died from the injuries he sustained from the shooting. It was at that time, detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit took over the case for investigation.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit believe that a dispute at the house during a family gathering led to the shooting. Investigators have been working with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office since yesterday and updated charges for Serrano are currently pending. Serrano’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you have any information about this incident, to include Serrano’s current location, you are urged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM
  
(July 12) On July 12, 2022 at about 10:15 a.m. Aurora Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred near 181 North Fulton Street. Officers found an adult male with grievous injuries. He was transported to the hospital but sadly, succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU) responded to the scene and worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses. An adult female, who remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation, was identified as being involved in the incident. There is no known relationship between the male and female. Investigators are working closely with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to determine if what, if any charges are appropriate. This case is still open and active so we are not releasing the female’s information at this time.

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 720.913.7867. 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
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 12, 2022 at 4:36 PM
  
UPDATE:  Arrest Made
(July 7) On Wednesday July 6, 2022 at about 6 p.m. Eric Lenzy Morris, 43 years-old was taken into custody without incident by the Aurora Police Department.  Mr. Morris was arrested in connection with the homicide that occurred on July 3, 2022 near 15064 East Mississippi Avenue.  

Mr. Morris was arrested on the charge of First Degree Murder.  His booking photograph is included in this press release.  Any additional media inquires should be made to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.  

We continue to ask anyone with information about this homicide to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP where tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.  

E. Morris booking

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
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Information Previously Released on July 3, 2022

(July 3) On July 3, 2022 at about 1:45 a.m., Aurora Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of 15064 East Mississippi Avenue. A man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from being shot . Tragically, he did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Officers located the crime scene and Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded. As the lead investigators for this incident, they will try to determine all facts and circumstances leading up to the shooting. Investigators believe that the unidentified suspect left the scene in a light colored 4-door pickup truck, either a GMC or Chevrolet. There is no other suspect information at this time and no arrests have been made.

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 720.913.7867. 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 Jul 07, 2022 at 9:51 AM
  
(July 5) On July 5, 2022, at approximately 11:13 a.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to assist on a structure fire at the Ranger Motel, 11220 East Colfax Avenue. Once on scene, first responders were confronted with a man that was armed with a knife.

The armed male then entered a neighboring room where that occupant was able to safely escape. The male then barricaded inside of this room and a large contingent of officers from patrol, and special units such as SWAT and crisis negotiators, responded to the scene. For over an hour, officers attempted to communicate with the barricaded man in hopes of a peaceful resolution.

Just after 12:30p, the man emerged from the room and advanced at officers. A total of six officers fired their weapons, three of the officers firing less-lethal weapons. A medic assigned to APD SWAT immediately provided medical care and the injured man was then transported to the hospital. This man has since been pronounced deceased.

All of the Aurora Police Officers who fired their weapons were equipped with department-issued body cameras, which will be used in this ongoing investigation. All have been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) for the 18th Judicial District responded and will be investigating this officer-involved shooting incident. The CIRT Team conducts independent, multi-agency investigations into officer-involved shootings that occur in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert County.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the 51-year-old man after positive identification and notification of next of kin.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Link to press briefing given by Chief Oates.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 05, 2022 at 4:54 PM
  
 
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