Large crowd at lethal Aurora shooting scene Monday evening draws citywide police response

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AURORA | A city-wide police response turned out to the scene of a deadly shooting in northwest Aurora Monday evening because of the size of the crowd that gathered at the shooting scene, police said.

Police were called to a shooting in the area of East Colfax Avenue and Beeler Street at about 7 p.m., police said.

An unidentified 28-year-old man was shot multiple times and was taken by rescuers to a nearby hospital, police reported at about 7:30 p.m.

The man later died from his injuries, police said.

“A large crowd gathered around the officers (and) prompted a city-wide response, but no other incidents occurred,” police said in a tweet.

Police immediately began collecting information about the shooter.

“Investigators will use any information they gather from witnesses, as well as any cameras in the area, to positively identify anyone involved in this homicide,” Aurora Police Agent Matthew Longshore said in a statement at about 10 p.m.  “Currently, no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified.”

The slain man’s identity will be released at a later date by coroner officials.

Police said anyone with information can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, police said.

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Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago

So shootings are now public spectacles?