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Heather Gardens Fatal Shooting

Aurora Police Department Investigating Thursday Night Homicide
Posted on 09/15/2023

(Sept. 15, 2023) – The Aurora Police Department Major Crime Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting Thursday night in the Heather Gardens neighborhood.

Officers responded at 10:49 p.m., to a report of a crash involving a gray Toyota Camry in the 13600 block of East Bates Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two men with apparent gunshot wounds.

The driver, 21, died at the scene. He will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after an autopsy and notification of next of kin.

The passenger, a 47-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. The man is in police custody at the hospital.

Investigators think the driver and the passenger were driving down the street when a gun the passenger was holding went off. Charges are pending further investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer

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