Mile High Murder, No. 23: Macwinston Dowthard was man killed in shooting at 1700 Billings Street

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A man shot and killed July 4 on the 1700 block of Billings Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), has been identified as forty-year-old Aurora resident Macwinston Dowthard. At this point, that's pretty much all representatives of the Aurora Police Department are saying about the case. See for yourself by reading the latest APD release below:

DATE: July 7, 2009

NATURE: Police Identify Victim of Fatal Shooting

Aurora, Colo. - Aurora Police are releasing the identity of the man who was shot on July 4, 2009. Macwinston Dowthard, DOB: 3/22/1969, of Aurora died as a result of injuries sustained in connection with this incident.

No additional information about this case is being released at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Aurora Police - Major Crimes Unit/Homicide Detective Gretchen Fronapfel at (303) 739-6013.

Information Previously Released on July 5, 2009, at 2:35 a.m.

On Saturday, July 4, 2009, shortly before 11:30pm, Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Billings Street on a report of an assault with a gun. Officers arrived and found an adult male victim who had been fatally shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Officers secured the area and investigators were requested at the scene. Major Crimes Unit/Homicide detectives are working together with the Crime Scene Investigation Unit to collect evidence, interview witnesses and develop leads in the case. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact MCU Detective Gretchen Fronapfel at (303) 739-6013.

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