Earlier this week, the Aurora Police Department announced the arrest of Steaven Henry Moore in a May 21 shooting on the 3900 block of S. Quatar Street, an area captured in a graphic embedded after the jump (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). In addition, the APD released a photo of a man thought to be the shooter in the incident.
Since then, things have changed. The man pictured above turned himself in to authorities, but he has not been charged with the shooting, complicity, or anything else. Indeed, he's working with the police, who've developed new information with his help. Hence, his name is still being kept under wraps as the investigation continues.
Also below: a photo of Moore and two APD releases -- the first one and the latest.
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Latest APD release:
DATE: June 25, 2009
NATURE: Suspect Cooperates with Detectives
Aurora, Colo. - This afternoon the unidentified suspect whose picture was released on June 22, 2009, came forward as a result of the media coverage involving this investigation. At this time, he is actively cooperating with District 3 detectives and as a result, new information has developed. At this time Steaven Moore remains the only person charged in this case. For investigative reasons and due the fact that he has not been charged, detectives are withholding the identity of the unidentified person in the photo. This case remains under active investigation.
Previous APD release:
Aurora, Colo. - Aurora Police District 3 detectives are requesting the assistance of the media and the public in identifying a person wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in Aurora.
On May 21, 2009, several rounds were fired from a gun into an Aurora home located in the 3900 block of S. Quatar Street. The residence was occupied by several people at the time of the shooting. The suspects quickly fled the scene in a small, white 4-door car before the arrival of responding officers. Thankfully, the officers discovered that no one had been injured.
Detectives, supported by Crime Scene Investigators (CSI), began tracking down those responsible for the shooting. The information learned during the course of this investigation took detectives to their first suspect: Steaven Henry Moore.
On Friday, June 12, 2009, Aurora Police Department's District 3 Direct Action Response Team (DART) arrested Steaven Moore, DOB: 05/24/1986, in connection with the shooting. He is currently being held for bond in the amount of $250,000 in the Arapahoe County Jail for Attempted Homicide. An arrest photo of Steaven Moore has been sent along with this news release.
Detectives have also developed limited information as to a second suspect. A photo of this suspect -- believed to be the person responsible for firing the gun -- has been released by detectives and sent along with this news release. Aurora Police are seeking information as to this second suspect's identity and whereabouts. The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his late teens or 20's.
Anyone with information about the unidentified suspect or about this case is asked to contact Detective Steve Cox at (303) 627-3160, Sgt. Bob Wesner at (303) 627-3152, or Aurora Public Safety Communications (dispatch) at (303) 627-3100.
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