Aurora Police News
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 Affairs Unit.

Public Affairs Unit Staff:

Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
Joe Moylan - Public Information Officer 

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(July 19) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a suspicious death at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue.

On July 19, 2022 at about 12:56 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a call at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue regarding an unresponsive person in a vehicle. Officers arrived and located an adult male who was pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives from the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded and will be responsible for this investigation. Currently, investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident and what led up to this man’s death.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and will release the identity of the deceased once he has been positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that would be helpful for our investigation, is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 19, 2022 at 5:53 PM
  
(July 14)  The suspect identified in this case, Juan Serrano (11/14/1997), has turned himself in to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office today.

Requests for his booking photo can be directed to their agency.

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and any additional information will be released by their office. 


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released

(July 8) On June 19, 2022 at about 9:45 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were called the area of 13210 East 7th Avenue on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital where he remained in critical condition until his tragic passing on July 7, 2022.

The suspect from this shooting, Juan Serrano (11/14/1997), retreated into the residence after the shooting. Responding officers established a perimeter and SWAT Officers responded to the scene. A short time later, Juan surrendered and was taken into custody. He was initially booked into jail on numerous charges, including suspicion of 1st degree assault.

Juan was able to post his bond and was released from detention on June 20 and was set to have an upcoming court appearance in the 18th Judicial District.

Yesterday, July 7, 2022, the victim in this case, positively identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office as 30-year-old Esteban Lopez, died from the injuries he sustained from the shooting. It was at that time, detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit took over the case for investigation.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit believe that a dispute at the house during a family gathering led to the shooting. Investigators have been working with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office since yesterday and updated charges for Serrano are currently pending. Serrano’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

If you have any information about this incident, to include Serrano’s current location, you are urged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM
  
(July 12) On July 12, 2022 at about 10:15 a.m. Aurora Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred near 181 North Fulton Street. Officers found an adult male with grievous injuries. He was transported to the hospital but sadly, succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU) responded to the scene and worked with officers to locate evidence and interview witnesses. An adult female, who remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation, was identified as being involved in the incident. There is no known relationship between the male and female. Investigators are working closely with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to determine if what, if any charges are appropriate. This case is still open and active so we are not releasing the female’s information at this time.

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 720.913.7867. 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
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 12, 2022 at 4:36 PM
  
UPDATE:  Arrest Made
(July 7) On Wednesday July 6, 2022 at about 6 p.m. Eric Lenzy Morris, 43 years-old was taken into custody without incident by the Aurora Police Department.  Mr. Morris was arrested in connection with the homicide that occurred on July 3, 2022 near 15064 East Mississippi Avenue.  

Mr. Morris was arrested on the charge of First Degree Murder.  His booking photograph is included in this press release.  Any additional media inquires should be made to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.  

We continue to ask anyone with information about this homicide to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP where tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.  

E. Morris booking

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
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Information Previously Released on July 3, 2022

(July 3) On July 3, 2022 at about 1:45 a.m., Aurora Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of 15064 East Mississippi Avenue. A man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from being shot . Tragically, he did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Officers located the crime scene and Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded. As the lead investigators for this incident, they will try to determine all facts and circumstances leading up to the shooting. Investigators believe that the unidentified suspect left the scene in a light colored 4-door pickup truck, either a GMC or Chevrolet. There is no other suspect information at this time and no arrests have been made.

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 720.913.7867. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 07, 2022 at 9:51 AM
  
(June 27) On June 26, 2022 at about 11:45 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were notified of a shooting that occurred near North Ursula Street and East 13th Place after an adult female was brought to the hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Sadly, she did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Officers located the crime scene and Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded. As the lead investigators for this incident, they will try to determine all facts and circumstances leading up to the shooting.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased victim once she 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 720.913.7867. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 and may remain anonymous.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 27, 2022 at 10:51 AM
  

(June 25) On June 24, 2022 at about 9:25 p.m., Aurora Police Department were called the area of 880 South Buckley Road for reports of someone shot in a vehicle.  When they arrived, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was transported to the hospital by Aurora Fire Rescue, where he remains in stable condition.

Investigation by responding patrol officers determined this shooting occurred near 18100 East Kentucky Avenue and there were possibly more victims.  Officers went to the address and found one adult male inside the location who also had an apparent gunshot wound.  Sadly, that male was pronounced deceased on scene.

Officers located and detained Kayan Arizona Cruz, 27 years-old, on scene. He was taken into custody without a use of force.  Ultimately he was arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Murder.  The case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.  

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.   

Investigators from the Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to both scenes and will lead the inquiry into what led up to the shooting.  If you have information about this incident and have not spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a reward of up to $2,000. 

K.Cruz Booking Photo

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095


Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 25, 2022 at 7:58 AM
  
(June 24) On June 20, 2022 at about 8:27 p.m. Aurora Police Department responded to reports of a shooting near E Alameda Avenue and South Jamaica Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found an adult male in a gold VW Jetta suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital by Aurora Fire Rescue. 

The male remained in the hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries on June 23, 2022. The male has been identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office as Jeremiah Lashae Quashawn Cannady.

Detectives from the Major Crime Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are the lead investigators for this incident. The facts and circumstances leading up to the incident are still unknown but are being investigated. 

If you were driving in this area around 8:27 p.m. on the night of the shooting and have a dash camera, we are requesting you review your footage. If you have video of the incident or any information about this homicide, 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.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 24, 2022 at 3:54 PM
  

(June 23) On Tuesday June 22, 2021 at 10:21 a.m., Ryan Scott Avery DOB: 12-31-1981 was taken into custody by the Aurora Police Department without incident.  

The Major Crimes Homicide Unit has since filed charges into the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office against Mr. Avery for Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-102 (1)(a) Murder in the First Degree, a Class 1 Felony.

Mr. Avery's Aurora Police Department booking photo has been included with this news release.  Any additional media inquiries should be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's office regarding this investigation.

We continue to request anyone with any information about this homicide to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP where tips can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720-432-5095

RyanScottAvery



On Sunday June 20, 2021 at approximately 8:26 a.m. officers responded to a residence at 1620 South Granby Street on a report of a shooting.

Upon officer’s arrival they located a deceased adult woman in the home with an apparent gunshot wound. No one else was found in or around the home. The name of the deceased victim is not being released at this time and will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office at a later time.

The initial investigation had led to Ryan Scott Avery DOB: 12-31-1981 as being a person of interest in this homicide. Avery and the deceased are known to one another.

Avery is described as a white male, 5’11” tall, 155 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a 2008 Silver Lexus IS 4-door bearing Colorado license plate BIX-360 (see attached images).

Investigators believe Avery was in Limon, Colorado on June 19, 2021 in the evening. At this time, officers are working diligently to determine his whereabouts.

Avery also has a nationwide warrant for his arrest in an attempted homicide investigation in Elizabeth, Colorado which occurred on June 19th, 2021. Avery is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, do not approach and call 911.

The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation into this homicide.  It is in the very early stages and at this time there is no additional information that is being released.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has information about the case is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. By using Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095 

 

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Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM
  
(June 23) On the evening of June 18, John Jaros was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 70 with his family. Since the time of this tragic incident, Investigators have been working tirelessly to secure justice for this victim and his family.

In the early morning hours of June 23, 2022, the Major Crimes Homicide Unit arrested Jeremy Jacob Rocha, 20 years-old, in Commerce City. Investigators identified multiple witnesses, involved vehicles, collected evidence and conducted several interviews. Their hard work paid off.

Jeremy Rocha was arrested on charges of 1st Degree Murder and four counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder.

Jeremy Rocha's booking photograph is below.

This case will be prosecuted by the 17th Judicial District.

There was a press conference this afternoon regarding this investigation. You can view that here.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Rocha, Jeremy


Information previously released

(June 18) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Eastbound I-70 just west of exit 288 (E Colfax Ave).

On June 18, 2022 at 5:35 p.m. Aurora 911 dispatch received a call from a female saying someone was shot on Eastbound I-70. Aurora Police Officers and the Aurora Fire Department responded to Eastbound I-70 just west of exit 288 (Colfax Ave) and located a white 2020 Dodge Ram pickup truck on the right shoulder. Officers located an adult male in the driver side of the pickup truck suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This male was tragically pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be responsible for this investigation. Preliminary investigation is that there were potential street racers on the highway, a white sedan and a black sedan might be involved. It appears that the Dodge Ram was not involved in the street racing, several shots were fired striking the Dodge Ram and fatally wounded the adult male driver. There were four other passengers in the Dodge Ram pickup including three minor children.

The Adams County Coroner's Officer will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone with information that has not yet spoken to police is asked to reach out to the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit Detective Eric White at 303.739.6113 tipsters can be eligible for up to $10,000 reward from the Aurora Reward Fund, or the Metro Denver Crimes Stoppers at 720.913.7867, where tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 23, 2022 at 2:42 PM
  
(May 30) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of E 16th Avenue and N Alton Street. 

On May 30, 2022 the Aurora Police Department was contacted by the Denver Police Department, late in the evening regarding a homicide. Denver Police Department was called to the area of E 16th Avenue and N Willow Street. Upon arrival, Denver Police officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This male was pronounced deceased at the scene. During the investigation, Denver Police officers determined that the shooting occurred in the area of E 16th Avenue and N Alton Street.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be responsible for this investigation. At this early stage in the investigation, the facts and circumstances that led up to this death, to include suspect descriptions, are still being determined. 

The Adams County Coroner's Officer will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Anyone with information that has not yet spoken to police is asked to reach out to the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit or the Metro Denver Crimes Stoppers at 720.913.7867, where tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 31, 2022 at 9:18 AM
  
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