Keep Westword Free
| Crime |

Colorado Crimes: Family of man at center of officer-involved shooting wants answers

Representatives of the Aurora Police Department still haven't identified the man seriously injured during an officer-involved shooting this past weekend -- although they have confirmed that he didn't shoot himself in the incident, as initially implied. Yesterday, however, the family of 18-year-old Darius Murray came forward to identify him as the person in question, and to excoriate the Aurora cops for what they call "inconsistencies" in the reports to date. At this point, Murray is reportedly in serious condition at the University of Colorado Hospital. Expect more from both sides of what looks to be a contentious story in the coming days.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.