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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.

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Lieutenant Chris Amsler-Commanding Officer
Agent Faith Goodrich-Public Information Officer
Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer
Officer Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer

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On Wednesday, December 25th, 2019, at approximately 12:20 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to 15700 East Colfax Avenue on a reported stabbing.

Upon officer’s arrival they located an adult male and an adult female inside a mobile home, both with stab wounds. The female was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. The male was also transported to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. Positive identification of the female, as well as next-of-kin notifications, will be done by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

This investigation is still very active and ongoing and is being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. Investigators are currently trying to determine what led up to the stabbing and the relationship between the male and the female, if any.

We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this incident, to please call Aurora Police Agent Meadows at 303-739-6068.

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).
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Dec 25, 2019 at 11:07 AM
  

On Monday December 16th, 2019 at approximately 10:01 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Aurora Hills apartment complex located at 11922 East Archer Place on a reported shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival they located a teenage male inside an apartment with a gunshot wound.  Shortly thereafter the male was pronounced deceased on scene. Positive identification of the victim, and notification of the next-of-kin will be done by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

This investigation is still very active and ongoing and is being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit.  An arrest as not been made, and so we do not interfere with any ongoing investigational efforts no further information will be shared at this time.  


We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710.


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).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095


Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Dec 17, 2019 at 3:01 PM
  
On Sunday December 15th, 2019 just after midnight Aurora Police Officers responded to 11249 East Colfax Avenue due to reports of a male lying in the street.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult Hispanic male lying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper-body.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries this morning at approximately 6:00 a.m.

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

This investigation is still very active and ongoing, and is being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Huber at 303-739-6090.

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).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Dec 15, 2019 at 1:32 PM
  

On Thursday November 21st, 2019 at approximately 2:36 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to 13606 East 14th Avenue in response to a shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival they found an unresponsive adult male inside of a residence.  Shortly thereafter that male was pronounced deceased on scene.  Further investigation was necessary to determine the circumstances that led up to the death.

Since then, the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has upgraded this investigation to a Homicide.  On November 22, 2019 a 16-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with at least the following:


18-3-104 (1)(a) Manslaughter, Class 4 Felony

18-12-108 (1) Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, Class 5 Felony


Due to the suspect being a juvenile no further personal identifying information will be publicly released.

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending positive identification, and notification of his next-of-kin.

We are requesting all members of the public who were a witness or have any information related to this homicide to please contact Agent Ingui at 303.739.6067.

Any additional media inquiries should be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Vikki Migoya.

Officer Crystal
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095



Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Nov 25, 2019 at 2:33 PM
  
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Reward Fund is also matching the Crime Stoppers $2,000 reward, for a total reward of up to $4,000, with information about this incident.

The Aurora Police Major Crime Homicide Unit is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance regarding this vehicle fire.  The vehicle, a blue SUV, was pulled over and stopped on the shoulder of the highway, southbound, just south of the on-ramp from E Colfax Ave from Saturday night into early Sunday morning, approximately 1:00 a.m. The vehicle would have been in this location prior to catching fire.  If you happened to be driving in the area and observed the vehicle, the occupant(s) or any other vehicle stopped with it, you are encouraged to contact the lead investigator, Detective Chad Lampson, at 303-739-6013 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Individuals who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

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

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Information previously released on September 8th, 2019:

On September 8th, 2019, around 01:00 A.M., officers responded to the area of southbound Interstate 225 near East Colfax Avenue on reports of a vehicle fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished by Aurora Fire Rescue, an unidentifiable body was found inside of the vehicle. Information is limited at this time.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified.

Due to the suspicious nature of this death, the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is handling this investigation. Aurora Police is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Lampson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6013. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Sep 12, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  
On August 29, 2019 at 10:08 P.M. Aurora Police Officers responded to the call of unknown situation in the area of East 7th Avenue and North Moline Street.

When officers arrived they found an adult male inside the house. He was unresponsive and he was immediately treated by trained medical personnel who arrived on scene. The male was pronounced as deceased at the scene.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and identify the deceased after next of kin notification.

This is investigation is being conducted by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness or have information to please contact Agent N. Huber at 303-739-6090. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Aug 30, 2019 at 1:07 AM
  
UPDATE:  The person arrested in this case is Eric K. L. Daniel (DOB 06-30-91).  He is being held at the Adams County Jail with no bond.  Furthers questions should be directed to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.  

Eric Daniel





UPDATE:  An adult has been arrested in this case.  The person has been charged with 18-3-102 Murder in the First Degree. 

The investigation is continuing so the name of the suspect and a booking photo will not be released at this time.  





On August 24, 2019 at 9:36 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 2300 block of N. Emporia St.

Upon arriving officers found an adult male suffering with a stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

There is a person of interest in this case and this is believed to be an isolated incident. There is no threat to the public.

Positive identification of the victim will be made by the Adams County Coroner’s Office after next-of-kin notification has been made.

This is being investigated by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness or has information about this homicide to please call Aurora Police Agent Miller at 303-739-6117. 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).

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Aug 29, 2019 at 11:38 AM
  
On July 22, 2019, at 02:32 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Clinton Street on reports of an injured person.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult female suffering from a serious injury. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

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

There currently is no danger to the public.

This is now being investigated by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Krieger at 303-739-6113. 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).

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jul 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  
On July 4th, 2019 at 10:29 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Greensview Apartment Complex located at 16498 East Alameda Place on reports of shots fired which resulted in the death of one adult male.

The next day Scott Alan Mathews 10/1/92, was arrested and charged in this homicide investigation. We have attached a booking photo of Scott Mathews with this release.

This case is being prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and all further media inquiries should be directed to their office.

ScottMathews

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095




Information previously released on July 4th, 2019:

On July 4th, 2019, at 10:29 P.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to the Greensview Apartment Complex located at 16498 East Alameda Place on reports of shots fired.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers rendered aid and the victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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

Detectives interviewed a person of interest that was involved in this shooting. That person is a Corrections Officer with the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) who was acting as a private citizen during this incident. Scott Mathews Jr (DOB 10-01-1992) was booked into the City of Aurora Detention Center for at least Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-103 Murder in the Second Degree.

Numerous witnesses were interviewed and to maintain the integrity of the investigation no photo is being released at this time since more witnesses need to be contacted.

There currently is no danger to the public and no outstanding suspects.

This is now being investigated by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Department and the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office due to the suspect being an employee of DOC. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Prince at 303-739-6127. 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).

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Jul 22, 2019 at 11:39 AM
  

On  the late evening of July 14th, 2019 the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit arrested Darius Banks DOB 1/14/00, and charged him with the following Colorado Revised Statutes in relation to this homicide:

18-3-104 Manslaughter, a class four felony
18-8-206 Attempt To Influence A Public Servant, a class four felony

Please see the attached booking photo of Banks. Any further media inquiries regarding this case needs to be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office where this case will be prosecuted.

homicide

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720-432-5095


previously posted on July 14, 2019

On Sunday July 14, 2019 at approximately 7:09 p.m. Aurora Police officers responded to East 13th Avenue, and Newark Street on a reported shooting and traffic crash.

Upon officers arrival they discovered an adult male passenger suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That male was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds.

At this time, no one is in custody. However, this incident is believed to be isolated, and there is no immediate threat to the community.

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

This is now being investigated by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710. 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).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720-432-5095

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Jul 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  
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