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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 Public Information Officer. 

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Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
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(September 27) On September 17, 2022 at about 12:43 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to the 900blk of South Ironton Street on reports of a shooting. The 39-year-old victim tragically died and Detectives from the Aurora Police Department's Major Crimes and Homicide Unit began investigating this incident.

Detectives have been working to develop leads on the ones responsible by interviewing witnesses and analyzing evidence, and today, are announcing the arrest of two individuals in relation to this homicide.

Aram Cooper (06/05/1997) and Crystal Purcell (04/07/1980) have both been arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of First Degree Murder. Their booking photos are provided below.

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and any further information will come from them.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit



Information previously released

(September 17) On September 17th, 2022 at about 12:43 pm Aurora Police Officers responded to South Ironton Street between East Tennessee Avenue and East Kentucky Avenue. Witnesses called Aurora 911 to report a shooting. When officers arrived, they found an adult male, seated in a vehicle suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital and received care but sadly, he did not survive.

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 has been notified.

If you have any information about this shooting, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7807. 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 | Office of the Chief of Police

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 27, 2022 at 9:02 AM
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