Update: Jahvell Forrest Busted in Shooting of Aurora Cop Ryan Burns

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A photo from one of Jahvell Forrest's Facebook pages. Additional images and more below.
Update: The Aurora Police Department has announced that Jahvell Forrest, twenty, has been arrested on suspicion of shooting eleven-year-police veteran Ryan Burns on Friday night. And it's not his first time in cuffs. Details below.

See also: Rollin Oliver Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder in Slaying of Officer Celena Hollis

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Dennis Craven Charged in Death of Sixty Cats That Lived in House Turned Litter Box

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A look inside Dennis Craven's house. More images and a video below.
The animal control officers who inspected Dennis Craven's home wore hazmat suits, and no wonder. Judging by video shot inside (it's on view below), his residence was as risky for people as it was lethal for cats. A total of 23 were located dead inside, including "three-and-a-half" found under a refrigerator. And that wasn't the end of the carnage, which has resulted in criminal charges against Craven.

See also: Joan Zalk Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty for Running Chihuahua From Moving Car

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Tom Fallis Accused of Killing Wife Ashley After Pot Argument, Faking Her "Suicide"

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A family photo of Ashley Fallis. Additional images and more below.
Ashley Fallis's family never bought the story that she killed herself following a New Year's Eve celebration three years ago -- and their persistence has finally paid off. Her husband, former police officer Tom Fallis, has been arrested and charged with murdering her and then making it look like a suicide following an argument about marijuana smoking. Photos, an original document and more below.

See also: Loretta Barela Murder Prompts Lawsuit Over 911 Botch

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Twenty Colorado Police Agencies That Arrest the Most Black People by Population

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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USA Today set out to discover if the racially lopsided arrest statistics in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer, were an anomaly. Sadly, no: A fascinating new report reveals a racial gap in arrest stats in many locations across the country, including at least twenty here in Colorado.

We broke out USA Today's Colorado numbers and ranked the twenty agencies according to how many blacks were arrested per 1,000 residents -- and the results are startling. Check them out below, and to see the complete USA Today piece, click here.

See also: Marijuana Report: Racial Disparity of Pot Arrests Not as Bad in Colorado as in Most of U.S.

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Loretta Barela Murder Prompts Lawsuit Over 911 Botch

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A family photo of Loretta Barela. More images, a video and more below.
In May, we told you about the guilty verdict against Christopher Perea for the murder of his wife, Loretta Barela. We also noted the botched 911 response that marred the case -- one that foreshadowed the April killing of Kristine Kirk, who was on the phone with an operator when she was shot to death.

Now, Barela's family has reportedly filed a lawsuit over her death, and while the City of Denver hasn't commented on the complaint thus far, a spokeswoman previously acknowledged that an investigation into the matter had been launched, only to be cut short when the dispatcher in question resigned -- and she acknowledged that he'd made mistakes. Photos, a video, an arrest report and more below.

See also: Christopher Perea Murder Verdict -- and 911 Botch That Foreshadowed Kristine Kirk Tragedy

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Kelli Middleton is Tenth Fort Collins Woman Attacked in Two Months: Same Suspect?

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A Facebook photo of Kelli Middleton. More images and a video below.
Late last month, we updated you on a series of attacks on Fort Collins women, with eight of nine thought to have been committed by the same suspect. Now, Kelli Middleton has come forward with the story of her own attack, and she's said to be convinced that the man who injured and robbed her is the same person wanted for most of the previous crimes -- although the cops aren't ready to quite that far yet. Continue for photos, a video and additional details.

See also: Update: Fort Collins Serial Assaulter Strikes Again, Two More Women Hurt

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Meet Denver's Fourteen Sexually Violent Predators

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Rex Intchauspe. Additional photos and more below.
By law, police agencies are required to let people know about the presence of sexually violent predators in their communities. At present, Denver lists fourteen of them. Below, get more information about each Denverites categorized under this designation, including photos and official SVP notification forms, which contain plenty of additional information.

See also: Photos: The ABCs of Denver's Unregistered Sex Offenders

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Photos: R.I.P. Rachel Neiman, Student Who Died in Collision With Suspected Street Racer

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A Facebook photo of Rachel Neiman. More images below.
Rachel Neiman, a Regis University student, took no part in a suspected street race that ended when another vehicle slammed into hers. She was an innocent victim, and in the wake of her death a week later, she's being remembered as a promising and adventurous young woman whose life was cruelly cut short. Details and additional photos below.

See also: Derrick Fransua Arrested in Street-Racing Hit-and-Run That Killed Gerry Julien, Fifteen

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Photos: Ten Most Memorable Federal Busts in Denver

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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What were the biggest federal crimes associated with Denver? The FBI has shared a history of the Mile High City's office, complete with vivid descriptions of busts going back more than half a century. Continue to see our photo-illustrated picks for the ten most memorable, arrayed in chronological order and featuring FBI text. Trace the mayhem through the decades below.

See also: FBI's Ten Most Wanted List 60th Anniversary: A Mug Shot Gallery of Colorado Connections

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Did Evans Woman Shot in the Head Survive Murder-Suicide That Left Two Dead?

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Crime scene photos from 7News coverage. More images and a video below.
As we've discussed in tragic stories such as Chris Bankert's killing of high-school sweetheart Kacey Heberlein and himself late last month, police reassurances that the public isn't at risk following the discovery of two or more violent deaths almost always translates to a murder-suicide scenario. However, there's a strange twist in a case that began unfolding in Evans yesterday afternoon: While a father and a daughter are dead, a woman survived a gunshot wound to the head -- and was even able to open the door for authorities. Continue for the details available to date about this sad story.

See also: Update: Kacey Heberlein Killed by High School Sweetheart Chris Bankert in Murder-Suicide

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