Aurora Police Investigates Homicide of Juvenile near Wagon Trail Park 
UPDATE:  Through diligent investigative work Joseph D. McCaughin (DOB 10-20-00) was arrested in the State of Georgia.  We are not releasing a photo at this time due to the ongoing investigation.  We ask the media to help us by not releasing any photos of the suspect at this time to ensure any possible witnesses are not unduly influenced. A booking photo will be released when the investigation has concluded. 

On May 6, 2019, around 5:50 P.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to 4700 South Memphis Street, near Wagon Trail Park, on reports of a shooting. Officers quickly arrived and observed bystanders tending to an injured male who was suffering from a gunshot wound. This teenage juvenile male was transported to a nearby hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

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

The suspect is still at-large and is described as a late teens, early 20’s, white male that is skinny and 5’10’’. This male was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black jeans. We are reminding residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to our dispatch center.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We ask anyone who was a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Chad Lampson at 303-739-6013. 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).

This is tragically the 3rd homicide of 2019 that involves a juvenile being senselessly killed. With the summer months approaching, we are pleading to the parents of our community to have the tough conversations with their children and know where your children are and who they are with. It should be everyone’s responsibly to ensure that none of our children fall victim to anymore of this futile violence.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by [email protected] On 16 May, 2019 at 4:19 PM  

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