Crime

Mile High Murder, No. 47: The last sunset for victim at Sunrise Restaurant on East Colfax


View Larger Map At times, inclement weather cuts down on people murdering each other. But that wasn't the case early this morning, when police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds that soon killed him behind Sunrise Restaurant, 9115 East Colfax, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The location is mere steps away from a motel where Michael Curtis was slain in September. That's how a neighborhood gets a reputation...

Witnesses saw a man fleeing the scene, but the only description -- he was wearing dark clothing -- doesn't provide a treasure trove of information. Look below for what the Aurora Police Department is sharing thus far.

On October 30, 2009 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Aurora Public Safety Communications received several calls reporting a shooting outside the Sunrise Restaurant at 9115 East Colfax Avenue.

Responding officers found an unidentified adult Black male behind the building who appeared to have suffered numerous gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Major Crimes/Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are in the very early stages of their investigation.

Witnesses reported the suspect, dressed in dark clothing, fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Det. Matt Fyles at 303.739.6067 or 303.921.4629.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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