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Aurora Officer Involved in Shooting

UPDATE: Body-Camera Footage Released: Aurora Police Officer Involved in Shooting Trying to Arrest Robbery Suspect
Posted on 06/09/2023

(June 9, 2023) - This afternoon, Chief Art Acevedo held a press conference to provide updates on the officer-involved shooting investigation and to release body-worn camera footage.

The release of the body-camera videos came after the 72-hour waiting period required by Colorado state law.

The body-camera footage can be viewed by clicking these links:
Body-Camera 1
Body-Camera 2

The presentation that was referenced by Chief Acevedo can be viewed by clicking here.

This press conference was live-streamed to our YouTube channel and that can be viewed here.

The 18th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team's investigation into the shooting remains active. The Gang/Robbery Investigation Team (GRIT) investigation into the store robbery and the administrative review by APD's Internal Affairs Bureau are ongoing. No further updates are expected until all investigations into this incident are completed.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer

Information Previously Released

(June 6, 2023) - This afternoon, Chief Art Acevedo met with counsel and family representatives for Jor’Dell Richardson to review body-worn camera footage of the officer involved shooting that occurred June 1, 2023.

C.R.S. 24-31-902 requires the department to wait 72-hours to publicly release body-worn camera footage after providing the information to the family. More information about this legislation can be found on page 554 here:

Accordingly, Chief Acevedo plans to hold a press conference this coming Friday afternoon. The exact details will be sent out later this week.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer

Information Previously Released

(June 1, 2023) - An Aurora Police Officer was involved in a shooting Thursday afternoon while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect.

The incident began about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, when an Aurora police gang sergeant on routine patrol noticed several teenagers wearing medical masks and hooded sweatshirts approaching a convenience store near East Eighth Avenue and North Dayton Street. The sergeant radioed for additional gang officers to respond to the scene to investigate the suspicious activity.

Moments later, the teenagers ran from the store having robbed it of several vape canisters. The subsequent investigation revealed at least one of the teenagers threatened the clerk with a firearm.

Responding officers attempted to stop the suspects and take them into custody. Two ran from officers and were taken into custody without incident. Several more sped away in stolen Kia Sedona minivan featuring license plate CNS P11. The vehicle and suspects are still outstanding.

A third suspect who tried to run was contacted by officers and was found to be armed with a firearm. During a struggle to take him into custody, one officer fired their weapon.

Officers immediately began performing CPR and other life-saving actions until emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

The preliminary investigation has revealed the suspect who died in the shooting is a minor. He has not yet been positively identified.

The 18th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting. The Aurora Police Department's Gang and Robbery Investigations Team is investigating the armed robbery. APD's Direct Action Response Team and SWAT Team are actively searching for the outstanding suspects.

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with agency policy. An Internal Affairs Bureau investigation also is underway and will run in concert with the criminal investigations.

Anyone with any information about the Kia Sedona, the suspects or the robbery is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Chief Art Acevedo provided an update about the incident from the scene to members of the local media. Visit the Aurora Police Department's Twitter account to watch the briefing in its entirety.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer

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