Aurora, CO: The Aurora Police Department needs the assistance of the public with solving a murder that occurred in the early morning hours of February 18, 2017 in the 4000 block of S. Crystal Cir. The deceased victim in this case was intervening in an assault as a good Samaritan and was killed for his efforts. At this time, there is no further information available to release. This case is unsolved and the investigation remains very active.
We are asking anyone who might have witnessed or have information about the homicide to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is offering a reward for up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this homicide. This reward is being offered through a partnership with ATF and the Aurora Police Department under the Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) initiative.
The following organizations are offering additional reward amounts:
The Aurora Police Department Reward fund is offering a reward of $5,000.00.
Memorial Fund (established by friends and family of the victim) is offering a reward of $15,000.
The total amount of rewards being offered is $27,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for this crime.
Information previously released on February 18, 2017
On Saturday February 18, 2017 at approximately 04:25 a.m. Officers responded to a parking lot in the 4000 block of S. Crystal Cir. on the report of parties fighting at this location with shots fired.
Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
This is still an active and on-going investigation and there are no further details to provide at this time. The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is handling the investigation into this matter. At this time there is no suspect information available for release. The identity of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending the positive identification of the victim and notification of his next of kin.
This case involves a SPECIAL AWARD of UP TO $27,000!
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