Coroner identifies security guard slain in marijuana dispensary shooting


AURORA | The Arapahoe County coroner’s office identified a security guard killed Saturday night, June 18, at an Aurora marijuana store as 24-year-old Travis Steven Mason.

Green Heart Marijuana Dispensary on East Quincy Avenue in Aurora. (Via Facebook)
Green Heart Marijuana Dispensary on East Quincy Avenue in Aurora. (Via Facebook)

Mason was shot three times, including once in the head, the coroner said.

Police say they were called to the Green Heart Marijuana Dispensary, 19005 E. Quincy Ave., about 9:44 p.m. June 18 on a report of a robbery and shots fired at the store.

There, police found Mason. He was later pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.

Police also announced Monday that they are offering a $12,000 reward for information on the gunmen.

Investigators with APD’s Major Crimes/Homicides Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit are handling the case. After evaluating the scene, they concluded that the suspects are two black males who were armed with handguns. There has been no further description of the suspects at this time, nor details about what was taken in the robbery.

Aurora police ask that anyone with information about the incident call Agent Matthew Ingui with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6067. Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters who call Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

Police said Euflora, a neighboring dispensary, pledged $3,000 in reward money, the ATF pledged $5,000, Crime Stoppers pledged $2,000 and the Aurora Police Reward Fund pledged $2,000, bringing the total reward to $12,000.