Coroner deems double shooting in east Aurora murder, suicide


AURORA | Aurora police are investigating what precipitated a double shooting that left one man and one woman in dead in Aurora Friday afternoon.

Investigators were dispatched to the 18500 block of East Kansas Place in the city’s Side Creek neighborhood at 12:14 p.m. July 30 after receiving reports of a shooting in the area, police officials wrote in a news release.

There they found a woman who had been shot lying in the road beside a vehicle, according to Officer Crystal McCoy, spokesperson for the Aurora Police Department. She was taken to a nearby hospital in “critical condition,” according to McCoy.

The woman, later identified as 40-year-old Sarah Ann Terry, died a day later as the result of a gunshot to the head, the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office announced Aug. 3. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Moments after finding Terry, investigators found a man who had died from an “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” police wrote on twitter. Investigators described the man as a suspect.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as Robert Leslie Terry, 49. He also died of a gunshot wound to the head, and his death has been ruled a suicide.

The coroner’s office said the pair “were involved in a domestic incident,” but did not clarify the relationship between the two. McCoy said the Terrys were at one point married, but it’s unclear if they were married at the time of their deaths.

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