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Sixth fatal shooting by Aurora Police in 2011: See where they happened (GOOGLE MAPS)

Yesterday, Jarome Blackmon, 21, died after being shot by Aurora Police officers, making him the latest member of a club no one wants to join. He's the sixth person to be killed by the APD this year, following Richard Arreola and four others. Thus far, four of the shootings have been deemed justified, while the fifth remains under investigation. Page down below to get details on each, as well as to check out an interactive graphic showing the area near where they happened. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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