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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 Media Relations Unit.

Media Relations Unit Staff:

Acting Lieutenant Faith Goodrich-Commanding Officer
Agent Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer
Officer Elizabeth McGregor-Public Information Officer


To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email [email protected]. If you are a member of the public and you have a question, request, comment or concern, email [email protected].

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(August 21) On Friday, August 20, 2020, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to  10693 East Jewell Avenue on reports of a shooting.

Officer's arrived and located two adults, one female and one male, each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were transported to the hospital where they have since succumbed to their injuries.

The identity of the male and female will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after they have been positively identified, and their respective next of kin have been notified.

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating. A weapon was located on scene and we do not believe that there are any outstanding suspects.

Any witnesses to this incident are encouraged to call our Homicide Unit at 303.739.6077 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 21, 2020 at 1:29 AM
  

(August 18, 2020) UPDATE: On August 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Aurora Police officers responded to a stabbing at 1635 South Mobile Street where tragically a man lost his life. 

Since then, the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit has continued investigation and are announcing the arrest of Craig James Kilgore Junior DOB 4-21-94.  Kilgore was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder on August 17th, 2020 in the afternoon.  Included with this updated press release is the Aurora Police Department booking photo of Mr. Kilgore. 

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office will be the prosecuting, and all additional media inquiries should be directed there.
Kilgore

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
303.432.5095


(August 17, 2020) This afternoon at 4:39 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a reported stabbing at 1635 South Mobile Street. 


Upon officer’s arrival they located one adult male suffering from apparent knife wounds and was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  
 

 All involved parties have been identified, and there is no threat to the community.  It is not yet known what occurred that led up to the fatal stabbing.


The identity of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after he has been positively identified, and his next of kin have been notified.

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating this as a Homicide.  


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call our Homicide Unit at 303.739.6077 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 18, 2020 at 6:21 PM
  

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Parker Road leaving one pedestrian dead.

At around 10:30 p.m. a large white pick-up truck was traveling south on Parker Road near South Peoria Street.  The pick-up truck struck a 56-year-old male who was crossing the roadway.  The driver of the pick-up truck did not stop and continued driving on Parker Road towards I-225. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where, unfortunately, he succumbed to his injures.  The name of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once next of kin have been notified. 

This investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash camera footage, or has any information about this incident, to please contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) or reach out to the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit.

Agent Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 12, 2020 at 10:14 AM
  
(July 13, 2020) UPDATE: Our investigators have identified Julio Cesar Gonzalez as a suspect in the attack from July 11th.

A warrant was issued for Julio for one count of 1st Degree Assault. Julio is already in custody on unrelated charges. 

We are still seeking suspect information regarding the attack that occurred on July 8th. Any witnesses are urged to call Aurora Police or email [email protected].  Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000. 


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095

Gonzalez, Julio
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Information previously released July 11, 2019

UPDATE:  Investigators are releasing a sketch of the suspect from today's assault on the High Line Canal Trail.  The public is reminded that if they see this person that they do not approach him and call 911.

Anyone with information on the identity of this person is asked to call Aurora Police or email [email protected].  Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000. 

Sketch of High Line Canal Assault Suspect

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Originally published on July 11, 2020:

The Aurora Police Department is investigating two assaults that occurred on the High Line Canal Trail in the Highland Park Neighborhood this week.

The first assault occurred on Wednesday, July 8th at around 11:30 in the morning. The female victim was riding her bike on the trail around East 2nd Avenue with her children. She was approached by an unknown man who swung a 2X4 board at her, striking her, and knocking her off her bicycle. The victim and her children were able to escape from the assailant and call police. She was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

The second assault occurred today (July 11th) at around 6:00 this morning around East 1st Avenue and Moline Street. The victim was jogging down the trail when she was attacked by an unknown man who struck her several times with a board. She sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she is currently being treated.

The suspect in the July 8th assault is described as a black male who is approximately 6-foot-tall with curly hair. He was wearing a red shirt and black shorts at the time of the crime.

The suspect in the July 11th assault is described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s who is approximately 5’7” tall, he has an athletic build and has short black “high and tight” hair. At the time of the attack he was wearing a black shirt and black pants. He was spotted later in the morning wearing a grey sweatshirt and was seen riding a children’s bicycle.

The APD has increased patrols in the area and our officers and detectives have been canvasing the area looking for the assailants and potential witnesses to these two attacks. If the public sees either of these two individuals they are advised not to approach them and to call 911 immediately.

Anyone who has information on these two cases is asked to email [email protected]. Tipsters can also contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720.913.7867.  By using Crime Stoppers tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

The APD is providing the following safety tips for our community to follow to help keep them and their families safe:

• Pay attention to your surroundings. Criminals tend to avoid people who appear self-assured, so walk purposefully and with confidence.

• Avoid walking at night or in dimly lit areas. If you must walk in the evening, walk in pairs whenever possible and along familiar routes.

• Trust your instincts. If you feel you are in danger, respond immediately. If you feel someone is following you or could hurt you, yell ‘Fire’ instead of ‘help.’ People are more likely to respond to your call for assistance.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 13, 2020 at 12:18 PM
  
(July 7th, 2020) Early this morning at approximately 12:12 A.M., Aurora Police Officers were called to the area of East Colfax Avenue and North Beeler Street on reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a mid 30’s female on the ground who had been shot and was deceased. In the immediate vicinity of the female, Officers found another victim, an adult male, who also had been shot. The male was transported to an area hospital where, unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.

Both victims’ identities will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office once they has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating. At this early stage in the investigation, it is unknown what led up to the incident and there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call our Homicide Unit at 303.739.6077 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 07, 2020 at 3:17 AM
  

UPDATE:  An arrest has been made in this case.   Stephen Minks-Morgan DOB 05/07/1994 has been arrested for First Degree Murder.

Minks-Morgan Booking Photo

Detective Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

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Information Previously Released on June 24th, 2020

(June 24, 2020) This evening at approximately 7:00 p.m. Aurora Police Department officers responded to a transient encampment near South Parker Road and South Peoria Street on a reported stabbing.


Upon officer’s arrival they located a 33-
year-old male victim suffering from puncture wounds.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries this evening.

His identity will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

 

At this time, a possible suspect is described as a white male in his mid-twenties, approximately 6’3” tall, 185 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  Right now our investigation suggests this was an isolated incident between the victim and the suspect.  This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation.

This homicide is being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit.  We urge anyone with information about this homicide to call Agent Prince
 at 303.739.6127.  Alternatively, tips can be sent to Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) where your tips may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00 and you can remain anonymous.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 25, 2020 at 1:21 PM
  

(June 24, 2020) On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at approximately 4:27p.m, District 1 Patrol Officers responded to reporst of a shooting at the EZ Pawn, located at 797 North Peoria Street, which was called in by an employee.

 

Upon arrival, officers located two adult males inside of the business, each suffering from gunshot wounds. Both males were immediately transported to a local hospital where they have succumbed to their injuries. It appears that both males were shooting at each other. There were no other injuries to any store employees or bystanders.

 

At this time, we are not looking for any additional suspects and we do not believe that there is a danger to the general public. There were weapons that were recovered on scene and investigators will be reviewing surveillance cameras from both inside of the business and on the exterior to determine what led up to the shooting. 

 

The names of both victims will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once the victims have been positively identified and their next of kin have been notified. 

 

Anyone with information about his case is asked to call Investigator Hunt with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303.739.6233. Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using crime stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000.

 

Officer Matthew Longshore

Public Information Officer

Media Relations Unit

720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 24, 2020 at 7:04 PM
  

(June 23, 2020) On June 23, 2020, at about 12:54 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash at North Peoria Street and East 33rd Avenue. When they arrived, they located a three-car crash with multiple injured parties.

Preliminary investigation shows that a silver Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Peoria Street and then, for an unknown reason, crossed over into the southbound lanes. The Chevrolet then crashed into a gold sedan and silver SUV. The adult female occupant of that Chevrolet died as a result of her injuries. The Adams County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the victim when positively identified and after next of kin notification.

The drivers of the other two vehicles in the crash had complaints of minor injuries.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating this crash. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Detective Sangi at 303.739.6396.

 
Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 23, 2020 at 4:39 PM
  

On June 16th, 2020, at about 9:30 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to the area of S. Salem Street and E. Mississippi Avenue for a person laying in the street.  When they arrived, they found an adult male unconscious in the roadway.  The male was transported to the hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.  The victim’s name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigated the scene and determined the victim was crossing E. Mississippi Avenue, in the middle of the block, when he was struck by a tan SUV that then fled the scene.  As the victim lay in the street, he was again struck by another unidentified vehicle, possibly a red/burgundy truck, that also fled the scene.  At this time the suspects and their vehicles remain unidentified.   

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Detective Ragain at 303.739.6351 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).  Tipsters may be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward. 

Detective Faith R. Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM
  
Aurora Colorado
June 1st 2019

On June 1st, 2020 at about 8:15 P.M. Aurora Police and Fire responded to the area of E. Kentucky Ave. & S. Havana St. on a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.   Initial investigation reveals that a late model sedan, driven by an adult female, was exiting a business parking lot westbound, and went into the path of a motorcycle which being ridden by an adult male northbound on S. Havana St.

The vehicles collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the motorcycle, causing serious, possibly life threatening injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital.  The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.  Drugs and / or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.  

The investigation is ongoing by the APD Traffic Unit, and the identities of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Further updates will be released at the appropriate time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department Traffic
303-739-6202
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  
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