Death – Aurora police investigating deadly shootng

Death – Obituary

Police said the 57-year-old man was found shot to death in the 900 block of South Peoria Street.

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department (APD) found a man shot to death in the 900 block of South Peoria Street on Sunday night, according to a news release.

APD said they received calls about a shooting on South Peoria Street near East Kentucky Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a 57-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity once his next-of-kin is notified.

Investigators said the suspect fled the scene before police arrived. As of 5:11 a.m. Monday, police do not know what led up to the shooting or have any suspect information, APD said. Police said that there’s no threat to the public. 

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information on what led up to it is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.