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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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(December 7) A second juvenile suspect has been arrested in connection to last week’s shootout with Aurora police officers in a shopping center parking lot in District 1.

The 15-year-old was arrested about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near 11th Avenue and North Syracuse Street in Denver with the help of the Denver Police Department. The suspect, who’s name is not being released because he is a minor, was identified by detectives through evidence recovered at the scene.

The suspect was arrested on seven charges of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and one charge of aggravated motor vehicle theft. Formal charges will be filed by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The Aurora Police Department, through Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Aurora Reward Fund, offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the second suspect’s capture. We appreciate the tips we received from the public, but ultimately the suspect was identified, located and arrested thanks to the dedicated work of Aurora police officers, detectives, crime scene investigators and crime analysts.

“I know capturing the second suspect in this case was a top priority of Chief Dan Oates,” said interim Aurora police Chief Art Acevedo. “I’m proud of the diligent work of our investigators and gratified to be able to make this announcement on behalf of my good friend and colleague so early in my tenure with the Aurora Police Department.”

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is ongoing. The six officers involved in last week’s incident remain on paid administrative leave in accordance with agency policy.

No additional suspects are being sought in connection to this investigation.

Anyone with any additional information about this case is encouraged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) or by submitting a tip online.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
Information previously released.

UPDATE: Juvenile Charged with Attempted Murder of 7 Aurora Police Officers

(December 3) After several days of relentless investigation, the Aurora Police Department on Saturday made an arrest in connection to the Wednesday, Nov. 30 incident that culminated in an officer-involved shooting.  

Today, a 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested on seven charges of attempted murder of a peace officer and one charge of aggravated motor vehicle theft. Evidence on scene and the hard work of officers, detectives, crime scene investigators, and crime analysts determined that the 16-year-old who was found early Thursday morning in the open field near the getaway car was involved in the incident.

The juvenile was already in custody on active failure-to-appear warrants. His name and booking photo are not being released at this time because he is a minor.  

“We are relieved that we have this one suspect in custody, but there is at least one other out there,” Chief Oates said. “We need the public’s help. There is still a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to the capture and conviction of the remaining suspect or suspects who tried to murder our officers.”

The reward of $10,000 is being offered by Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Aurora Reward Fund. If you have any information about this incident, you can remain anonymous by calling the tip line at 720.913.STOP (7867) or by submitting a tip online.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit

Information previously released

Aurora Police Involved in Shooting with Suspected Car Thieves

(December 1) Aurora police officers, following a stolen vehicle, were involved in a shooting Wednesday, Nov. 30 in District 1.

The incident began when officers began following a stolen white Kia sedan. About 9:45 p.m., the Kia pulled into a shopping center parking lot at East 6th Avenue and South Peoria Street, occupied by at least two suspects.

The Kia stopped in the parking lot, and one or more persons in the vehicle, unprovoked, began firing multiple rounds at two officers in an unmarked police car. These officers returned fire.

After this initial shooting, the suspects attempted to speed away from the scene, but were confronted by more officers responding to the initial shots fired call. The suspects fired multiple rounds at officers before driving out of the parking lot. A total of four police cars were struck by the suspects’ gunfire.

Shortly thereafter, officers located the suspect vehicle, crashed and unoccupied, at East 10th Avenue and South Lima Street. Officers set up a perimeter and began a search for additional suspects. A Reverse 911 was sent out to residents in the area to shelter in place.

A juvenile was found nearby in an open field and ultimately arrested on active warrants. Investigators are working to determine if this juvenile had any involvement in the shooting. The Aurora SWAT Team, K-9 and outside law enforcement agencies responded to conduct a search for more suspects. That search is ongoing and may continue into daylight.

In total, five Aurora police officers fired their weapons. Consistent with long-standing department policy, these officers have been placed on administrative leave.

No officers were struck by gunfire, but one was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate injuries and was released.

The investigation is ongoing by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team. No additional details will be released tonight.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 07, 2022 at 3:49 PM
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