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Photos: Man shot to death in pickup on Xanadu Street in Aurora, suspect at large (6)

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A photo tweeted from the scene by 7News' Eric Lupher. Additional images and more below.
Gunfire rang out near an Aurora apartment complex late last night, shattering the quiet and ending a life. The Aurora Police Department confirms that one man is dead and a suspect is at large in the case. Here's what we know thus far.

See also: Two hit by gunfire, one dead near East 35th and Elm in first of two weekend shootings (5)

At about 11:55 p.m., according to the APD, officers responded to a report of a shooting in a parking lot near 1364 Xanadu Street -- an address that roughly corresponds to the Elmwood Park Apartments, spotlighted in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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Upon their arrival, the cops found an adult male sitting in the cab of a red Dodge pickup. He'd been shot, and while he was rushed to University Hospital, he didn't survive his wounds.

Witnesses subsequently told investigators they'd seen what's described only as a "black male" flee the scene after the shooting. But officers and K-9 units deployed to canvass the surrounding neighborhood were unable to locate any suspects.

Here's how the APD shorthanded the news on Twitter....

Media organizations weighed in as well, including 9News....

...and 7News:

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. In the meantime, Aurora police are asking anyone with information to contact Agent Todd Fredericksen at 303-739-6106 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in the case.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.



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muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

If only we had more guns...

Dustin Bova
Dustin Bova

Could've swore I seen this same exact post from this page a year ago?! Wtf is going on.....the matrix becomes more believable every day!!

Cliff Lopez
Cliff Lopez

^cunt...Braddie boy...your boyfriend knows you're on line...

Jake Bormann
Jake Bormann

ZOMG!!1!!one!! Another GUN DIED?!? When can we stop this senseless gun violence. I'm tired of hearing about innocent guns being cut down in the prime of their lives! We must ban people so that guns can live free, happy lives.

Jame Koopman
Jame Koopman

Bradford, yes I am, and could take you out. My comment sarcastically meant that no one else died by any other means last night

Cliff Lopez
Cliff Lopez

"gun" death...liberals always blame "da" gun, never the individual.

stanley1
stanley1

"becoming"? It always has been, always will be a bastion of lib idiocy....like dumbfuck "muha;skldfasdh" who believes, apparently, that the vast majority of violent crime in this country is committed by right-wing gun nuts, and not a key Obama constituency err....inner-city minorities.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, mean old WW wants to interfere with right wing gun freak's "right" to be terrorists. Mean old Liberals!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, because if someone died, gun freaks ought to be able to kill anyone they want to kill.....

What have we become?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

I blame the gun freak WITH the gun.


muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 

At 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, a 7,000-pound truck bomb, constructed of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and nitromethane racing fuel and packed into 13 plastic barrels, ripped through the heart of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The explosion wrecked much of downtown Oklahoma City and killed 168 people, including 19 children in a day-care center. Another 500 were injured. Although many Americans initially suspected an attack by Middle Eastern radicals, it quickly became clear that the mass murder had actually been carried out by domestic, right-wing terrorists.

The slaughter engineered by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, men steeped in the conspiracy theories and white-hot fury of the American radical right, marked the opening shot in a new kind of domestic political extremism — a revolutionary ideology whose practitioners do not hesitate to carry out attacks directed at entirely innocent victims, people selected essentially at random to make a political point. After Oklahoma, it was no longer sufficient for many American right-wing terrorists to strike at a target of political significance — instead, they reached for higher and higher body counts, reasoning that they had to eclipse McVeigh's attack to win attention.

What follows is a detailed listing of major terrorist plots and racist rampages that have emerged from the American radical right in the years since Oklahoma City. These have included plans to bomb government buildings, banks, refineries, utilities, clinics, synagogues, mosques, memorials and bridges; to assassinate police officers, judges, politicians, civil rights figures and others; to rob banks, armored cars and other criminals; and to amass illegal machine guns, missiles, explosives and biological and chemical weapons. [Each of these plots aimed to make changes in America through the use of political violence.] Most contemplated the deaths of large numbers of people — in one case, as many as 30,000, or 10 times the number murdered on Sept. 11, 2001.

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga The fuck you do. Otherwise, you'd direct your ire towards the demographic that commits the vast majority of these crimes, you fucking pussy.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 

March 27, 2014
Robert James Talbot Jr., 38, is arrested in Katy, Texas, by FBI agents who say he was about to rob an armored car. He is alleged to have been plotting to use C-4 explosives and weapons to rob banks and armored cars, blow up government buildings and mosques, and kill police officers. Prosecutors say he is behind a Facebook page called “American Insurgent Movement,” on which he posted antigovernment screeds, called for violence against public officials, and ranted about Muslims and LGBT people. He used the page to attempt to persuade others to join his cause. Talbot faces federal charges of attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material. The FBI opened an investigation into his activities in August 2013 after learning of his alleged desire to recruit others into terrorist activities.

April 13, 2014
Frazier Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross), 73, a longtime racist and anti-Semite, is arrested after a gunman opens fire at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Three people are killed, including a 14-year-old Eagle Scout and his grandfather. Miller, a retired Army veteran and Green Beret, is the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, which he ran as paramilitary organizations in the 1980s. He was successfully sued by the SPLC for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and for using intimidation tactics against African Americans. Miller went underground in 1987 after he violated the court settlement and was convicted on criminal contempt charges. He was caught and served three years in federal prison on weapons charges in connection with plans to commit robberies and assassinate SPLC founder Morris Dees. As part of a plea deal, he testified against other Klan members in a 1988 sedition trial.

June 8, 2014
Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda, 22, enter a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas, Nev., where two police officers are eating lunch. Jerad Miller fatally shoots officer Igor Soldo, 31. As his partner, Alyn Beck, 41, tries to react, Miller shoots him in the throat, then both Millers shoot Beck several times. The pair leave a swastika and a Gadsden flag on Beck’s body. The yellow flag, a symbol used by the antigovernment “Patriot” movement, features a coiled snake with the words “Don’t Tread On Me.” On Soldo’s body, they place a note: “This is the start of the revolution.” The couple leave the restaurant and walk to a nearby Walmart store, where Amanda Miller shoots and kills Joseph Wilcox, 31, before the Millers barricade themselves in the back of the store. Jerad is shot to death by police, and Amanda kills herself. The couple held strong antigovernment views. Jerad Miller’s Facebook page contained calls to impeach President Obama as well as statements about conspiracy theories popular among Patriot groups. Weeks earlier, the pair had been present at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada, where militias had gathered in an armed standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over a grazing fee dispute. The Millers perceived law enforcement as “oppressors” and reportedly told neighbors they planned to kill police officers.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 @muhutdafuga OOOOoooooohhhhhh, now you're getting frustrated and your big boy internet voice is squealing at a high, nervous pitch.

I know your feelings say the mean old liberals that beat you up and took your lunch money when you got off the short bus are the ones committing cultservakiller gun crimes, but FACTS ARE LIBERAL.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 

April 17, 2012
Joseph Benjamin Thomas and Samuel James Johnson of Mendota Heights, Minn., are indicted on federal weapons and drug charges after a probe of their alleged plans to create an “Aryan Liberation Movement” and attack minorities, leftists and government officials. Prosecutors say Thomas planned to attack the Mexican consulate in St. Paul with a truck loaded with flaming barrels of oil and gasoline. Johnson, a former leader of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement with prior convictions for armed crimes, was scouting for a training compound in Illinois or Minnesota and seeking to recruit others into his group, court papers say. In the end, Johnson pleads guilty in 2012 to being a felon in possession of weapons and is sentenced to 15 years in prison. Thomas pleads to intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine. In April 2013, he is sentenced to 10 years in prison.

June 17, 2012
Anson Chi, 33, is seriously injured when he detonates a bomb in an effort to destroy an Atmos Energy natural gas pipeline in Plano, Texas. Chi is an avid tax protester who has posted numerous videos, statements and rants on the Internet about the alleged evils of the Federal Reserve, the IRS, President Obama and the government. He had been a fugitive since 2009, when he violated probation in California on a weapons charge. Chi pleads guilty in 2013 to possessing an unregistered explosive and malicious use of an explosive, and is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

August 5, 2012
Neo-Nazi skinhead Wade Michael Page, 40, opens fire with a 9 mm handgun at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six and critically wounding three, including a police officer. Wounded by police, Page then shoots and kills himself at the scene. A U.S. Army veteran who was discharged in 1998 for “patterns of misconduct,” Page was a “patched” member of the Northern Hammerskins, a chapter of the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, racist skinhead group. He was also a fixture on the white power music scene who played in the band End Apathy and several others.

August 16, 2012
Seven people with ties to the antigovernment “sovereign citizens” movement allegedly ambush and murder Louisiana sheriff’s deputies Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Jeremy Triche, 27. The attack comes in a trailer park near New Orleans, where the deputies pursued suspects following the shooting and wounding of another deputy working as an off-duty security guard at an oil refinery. Those arrested include the group’s leader, Terry Lyn Smith, 44, Smith’s wife, Chanel Skains, and his sons, Derrik Smith and Brian Smith. Others are Brittany Keith, Kyle David Joekel and Teniecha Bright. Brian Smith is charged with first-degree murder and the others with related charges. The group, which traveled the country doing construction work, possess a stockpile of weapons. Its members have outstanding warrants in Nebraska, Tennessee and Louisiana.

September 4, 2012
Christopher Lacy, 36, shoots California Highway Patrol officer Kenyon Youngstrom at close range after the officer stops Lacy’s vehicle, which had an obstructed license plate, on I-680 near Alamo. Lacy is fatally shot by another trooper, and Youngstrom dies the next day. An investigation into Lacy’s background reveals a large amount of antigovernment “sovereign citizens” literature on several computers at his home.

December 21, 2012
FBI agents arrest Richard Schmidt, the owner of a sporting goods store in Bowling Green, Ohio, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and discover a cache of 18 weapons in his home and store, including AR-15 assault rifles, 9 mm and Sig Sauer pistols and shotguns, and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition. Schmidt is unable to own the weapons legally because he is a felon who served 13 years for murdering a Latino man and wounding two others in a 1989 traffic dispute. Officials also find evidence of Schmidt’s neo-Nazi views, including video and Nazi paraphernalia, and the Anti-Defamation League identifies him as a longtime member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Authorities also discover a notebook they say Schmidt was using to track Detroit-area Jewish and African-American leaders, apparently as a prelude to some kind of attack. Schmidt is indicted in Toledo in January 2013 on three federal counts of possessing illegal firearms, body armor and ammunition, and one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. He pleads guilty in July 2013 to violating federal firearms laws and is sentenced in December to nearly six years in prison.

June 18, 2013
Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, and Eric J. Feight, 54, are arrested in upstate New York after a yearlong investigation and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for use of a weapon of mass destruction. Crawford is a member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and an industrial mechanic with General Electric; Feight is an outside contractor for GE with engineering skills. Officials say the two men, who call themselves “The Guild,” are well along the way toward building a truck-borne radiation weapon could be turned on remotely and that they hoped to use in the mass murder of Muslims and others. Crawford, who was said to be angry at President Obama, allegedly referred to the device as “Hiroshima on a light switch.” The men are arrested after unsuccessfully  seeking funding from Jewish groups and the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In January 2014, Crawford is indicted for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and related charges, while his alleged accomplice is reportedly in talks about a plea agreement that would involve testifying against Crawford.

Aug. 18, 2013
David Allen Brutsche, 42, and a woman described as Brutsche’s roommate, Devon Campbell Newman, 67, are arrested in Las Vegas after a months-long investigation into an alleged plot to kidnap and execute police officers. Both Brutsche, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, and Newman consider themselves “sovereign citizens” and have conducted recruiting seminars on sovereign ideology, officials say. Authorities say they intended to kidnap a police officer at random, detain the officer in a crude jail in a vacant house, “try” the officer in a “common-law” court, then execute the officer. The two are charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and attempted kidnapping. Newman pleads guilty in December 2013 to conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, a misdemeanor, and is sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to have no contact with Brutsche. Brutsche, who renounces sovereign citizen ideology during court proceedings, pleads guilty in February 2014 to conspiracy to kidnap police officers and receives five years’ probation. In a separate case involving failure to register as a sex offender, he receives 188 days in jail in addition to time served.

stanley1
stanley1

@muhutdafuga @stanley1 The majority of mass murderers in this country are leftists/have leftist sympathies…but i'm not gonna waste any more time with you regarding "facts'. You've proven time and again with your avoidance and anecdotal bullshit that you aren't willing to address what I said earlier, and I've challenged you on multiple times, you pussy ass bitch. Who commits the vast majority of gun related violent crimes in this country? And you being a leftist trying to tie an anti-semite murder to CONSERVATIVES is just fucking precious. 


Humor me, you dipshit waste of space….cut and paste all 

articles on  the shootings that occurred in Chicago over the 4th weekend. Those crazy Republicans….


You're a fucking moron, and a prime example of a brain-dead fucking lib. It's too bad you have no tangible job skills and you were consistently picked last for dodgeball.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@stanley1 If I'm so brain dead, it must be embarrassing to have been made my little bitch.

I know you have feelings that confuse reality for you.  As the worst president in modern history once lied " "A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. As the Tower board reported, what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms for hostages. This runs counter to my own beliefs, to administration policy, and to the original strategy we had in mind."

Because FACTS ARE LIBERAL.

Please come back with another of your trademark stupid posts so I can keep on laughing at you.  Like this:  Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!  OWNED.

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