Police Investigate Murders In Aurora, Denver

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another injured on Friday. Another deadly shooting less than a mile away in Denver is also being investigated.

The gunfire in Aurora happened in the area of 14th Avenue and Clinton Street around 9 a.m., one block away from Colfax Avenue.

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One of the victims was critically injured. Officers attempted CPR until emergency crews arrived. That victim was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later. The other victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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Police activity at 14th & Clinton in Aurora (credit: CBS)

Crime scene tape was stretched across several blocks as police processed evidence and gathered witness statements.

“It was like a horror movie come true or something,” said Oscar, who lives in the neighborhood.

A gun was found in the alley between Clinton Street and Dallas Street.

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Witnesses say they heard people arguing, followed by four to five gunshots.

“I got home from work and was trying to go to sleep, and then all I could hear was a bunch of guys arguing in Spanish about some gang-related stuff,” said Oscar. “I didn’t think much of it and I just tried to go to sleep, then all I hear was a bunch of gunshots going off.”

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It is unknown if the shots were all from the same gun, or if any other weapons were recovered.

Detectives have one person of interest in custody, and are not looking for additional suspects. They say there is no danger to the community.

Investigators are looking into the possibility the shooting was gang-related.

Neither man was identified by police.

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Less than a mile west of the shooting in Aurora, neighbors discovered the body of a man in the front yard at a home near E. 16th Avenue and Uinta Street in Denver.

“The body was very pale. It didn’t look like a person sleeping in the front yard,” said neighbor Luis Miguel.

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Jonathan Morehead (credit: Denver Police)

The victim has been identified as Jonathan Morehead, 27.

Employees at a nearby business told CBS4 that they shared surveillance video with detectives and hope it leads to a suspect.

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“This isn’t the first time I’ve had a detective come to my business and ask us for our footage,” said one business manager who didn’t want to be identified. “So, it’s gratifying… knowing that we’re helping out in some sort of way.”

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Police in Denver say the murders are not related.

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