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Denver Police Help Arrest Person Of Interest In Murder After Chase

DENVER (CBS4) – Police arrested a man considered a person of interest in a murder after a chase with shots fired that led officers from Aurora to Denver.

According to police in Denver, officers assisted Aurora police officers in apprehending James Anthony Draper, 33, who was wanted for felony assault in Denver and is a person of interest in a murder in Aurora. Police said he was involved in a carjacking and randomly firing shots from a gun on Sunday.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Police were able to arrest Draper after a pursuit that ended near East Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street Sunday afternoon.

Police said he fired his gun four separate times, at times targeting innocent bystanders. When police caught up with him, he pointed a loaded gun at officers and that’s when the chase began.

“At least twice during these shootings people were shot at, not just buildings or vehicles, actual human beings were shot at so we are so happy this person is off the streets,” said Aurora Police Department spokesman Jim Puscian.

Officers believe he was under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest.

Police said the woman was found shot to death in her apartment on Memphis Way in Aurora.

Additional Information From The Aurora Police Department

The Major Crimes/Homicide unit is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Alton Reed with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6068Call: 303-739-6068. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867Call: 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward.


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