Aurora police arrest murder suspect after chase involving Mayor Mike Coffman


Aurora cops arrested a murder suspect Saturday after a automobile pursuit that concerned Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, who was using together with a police commander when the pursuit passed off.
The incident started round 3:40 p.m. close to East Colfax Avenue and Havana Road when a police officer noticed a person suspected of murder, Jesus Aguirre-Flores, 26, using in a automobile. The officer tried to drag the automobile over, however the driver, Khadija Evans, 24, drove away.
After an about 10-minute pursuit, which moved by way of northwest Denver and Aurora, one officer used his patrol automobile to “forcibly finish the pursuit,” in accordance with a press release from Aurora police. Two officers suffered minor accidents and have been taken to a hospital for therapy.
Coffman stated in a press release on Twitter that he’d participated within the pursuit as a part of a ride-along — during which residents can tag together with cops for a shift and see how the job is finished. Coffman went out on the ride-along Saturday afternoon as a part of an effort aimed toward “attending to know” the town’s first responders, he stated.
“Shortly after departing District 1 headquarters, we engaged in a high-speed pursuit of a homicide suspect driving a stolen automobile,” he stated within the assertion, after which declined to remark additional.
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A spokesman for Coffman’s workplace and Aurora police didn’t instantly return requests for remark Sunday, and the extent of the mayor’s involvement within the chase was not clear.
Aguirre-Flores was arrested on suspicion of committing first-degree homicide, whereas Evans was arrested for eluding officers, in accordance with Aurora police.
Aguirre-Flores is suspected within the Aug. 17 killing of 35-year-old Lance M. Gerry, on the Radiant Inn on East Colfax Avenue, in accordance with police. Gerry was shot to loss of life.


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