Coroner identifies Aurora man killed early Thursday near Gardens on Havana

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AURORA | The Arapahoe County coroner’s office identified a man slain early Thursday morning near the Gardens on Havana as 21-year-old Alexander Joseph Johnson.

The coroner said Johnson, who lived in Aurora, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to a statement from Aurora police, officers responded to the Viridians at the Gardens apartments around 12:35 a.m. In a car outside the apartments at 1276 S. Joliet St., police said they found Johnson suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where police said he died.

Police have not released information on any possible suspects.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective Mike Prince at 303-739-6127. Tipsters can also report information to anonymously to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867 and may be eligible for a $2,000 reward.