Barricaded armed suspect calls for large Aurora Police response 03/06/19

Aurora Police arrest a man who barricade himself today on South Ouray St. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

03/06/19 Aurora, CO – A man who police say was armed and was wanted on  felony warrants barricaded himself in a house located in the 900 block of S. Ouray Street for the entire day today.  The incident took place near the intersection of E. Kentucky Ave. and S. Buckley Road.  Neighbors state that the police descended on the house around 9AM this morning.  Aurora Police pulled out all of the tactical stops on this one leaving nothing to chance.  A large mobile command vehicle was parked at the scene.  An armored police tactical vehicle could be seen in front of the house in which the suspect was barricaded.  This reporter noted dozens of cops of every type scurrying around the house in question.  Aurora Fire Rescue had a large presence on the scene as well with several fire trucks, ambulances and supervisors staged in close proximity to the suspect house.  I also noticed where a vehicle had driven into a wooden fence bordering the house on the  Buckley Road side of the residence.  Neighbors were amazed at the extremely heavy police turn out.  One neighbor told me he heard “popping sounds” and saw smoke coming from the house at one point.  Police tell us that was likely tear gas being introduced to the house.  Area residents were instructed in an APD Tweet to “shelter in place” for the majority of the day.

A barricade suspect speaks with Aurora cops after being taken into custody on South Ouray Street. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

Around 5PM police escorted a man out of the house in obvious custody.  That suspect, who Aurora police identify as 32 year old Travis John Fancher was walked to a crowd of officers and was then garbed in a white paper smock and paper booties.  Fancher was then escorted to an awaiting police car and taken to jail.  Aurora Police stated in another Tweet after the arrest that Fancher was arrested on warrants for “dangerous drugs and vehicular eluding”.  They further stated that he would face additional charges in regards to today’s standoff.  No injuries occurred to the Public or officers during today’s ordeal.  Hats off to APD and AFD for bringing this situation to a safe conclusion today.  Shane Anthony reporting for

Below is a slideshow of today’s dramatic standoff and arrest scene.  Exclusive photos by Shane Anthony

Aurora gunshot victim drives to hospital in private vehicle 03/03/17

03/03/17 Aurora, CO – A man who was an apparent gunshot victim decided not to wait for Aurora police or Fire Rescue on this date and instead showed up at a local hospital in a private vehicle.  The shooting was was reported to APD and Aurora Fire Rescue around 12:15AM on this date.  The shooting victim location initially came in as E. 23rd Ave and N. Peoria St.  While on the way to that scene with both lights and sirens, Aurora Fire was cancelled due to the fact that the victim had showed up at neighboring University Medical Center on his own accord.  When this reporter rolled up on the intersection of 23rd and Peoria nothing was to be found.  I did however track down several Aurora cops guarding a crime scene about 10 blocks north and east of the shooting call location.  That landed me in the 12500 block of E. 30th Ave.  I could not get any officers at that scene to confirm it was where the shooting took place, but do to its proximity to 23rd and Peoria, it was likely where the whole incident began.  No motive for the shooting was made available to  The condition of the victim is not known to us either at this time.  Shane Anthony reporting

Aurora cops guard a cime scene in the 12500 block of E. 30th Ave. which may be related to the March 3rd, 2017 shooting at 23rd and Peoria St.  Photo by Shane Anthony

Below cops stand by in the 12500 block of E. 3oth Ave.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Photo by Shane Anthony
Photo by Shane Anthony


South East Denver 2-Alarm fire visible for miles 03/01/17

03/01/17 Denver, CO – A fire on this date sent dozens scrambling to safety and sent smoke and flames billowing into the afternoon sky.  The fire which broke out around 4PM today called for a large response by the Denver Fire Department.  The fire occurred at the Artisan Apartments located at 10025 E. Girard Ave. near the JFK Golf course in South East Denver.  First arriving fire units observed heavy fire and smoke from an apartment building and immediately called in a 2nd alarm.  Numerous firefighters pulled fire hoses from hydrants and snaked water-charged lines in-between the crowded dwellings.  When this reporter arrived on the scene the main body of the fire had been knocked down but firefighters were still scurrying around with hoses and fire gear in hand in an effort the keep the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings.  Also, several families appeared to be leaving the fire area with pets in hand.  Thick smoke hung in the air with early March sunlight scattering through it in rays.  No civilians were reported injured in the incident.  There was one report of a firefighter receiving minor injuries while battling the blaze.  Denver Fire Department investigators were on the scene (as is routine in a fire of this size) in an effort to determine what may have caused the fire in the first place.  Shane Anthony reporting

2 people walk with a dog in hand behind a Denver firefighter at the 2-Alarm fire scene. Photo by Shane Anthony
A family evacuates the fire scene with pets in hand. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below is a slideshow of todays 2-Alarm fire at the Artisan Apartments in SE Denver.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Denver serious injury motorcycle vs. car crash 4900 block Brighton Blvd. 02/25/17

02/25/17 Denver, CO – Denver police traffic investigators were called this evening to the scene of a serious injury motorcycle vs. car accident in the 4900 block of Brighton Blvd.  around 7PM on this date.  Denver traffic investigators known as “Tom-Cars” were busy photographing the scene when this reporter arrived on the scene.  A motorcycle on its side and a van were surrounded by yellow evidence markers on the pavement.  At least one individual was transported lights and siren to a local hospital by ambulance.  Denver “Tom-Cars” are typically called out for accidents involving serious bodily injury or death to the crash victims.  District  2 cops were slammed in a short time frame around the motorbike accident.  At about the same time as the motorcycle crash, DPD cops also responded several blocks north of that scene to Brighton Blvd. and N. Columbine St. on a report of a Chevy Suburban stuck on railroad tracks.  In that incident a train had to be stopped while a tow truck removed the stuck vehicle from its path.  Shane Anthony reporting

A Denver Police traffic investigator photographs a motorcycle on its side. Photo by Shane Anthony
A motorcycle is seen on its side in front of a van on Brighton Blvd. Photo by Shane Anthony

Aurora shooting 1000 block of S. Mobile St. 02/25/17

02/25/17 Aurora, CO – Around 3:30PM on this date Aurora police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of S. Mobile St. in southeast Aurora.  The 911 report stated that a juvenile subject had been shot in the extremities.  Upon arrival at the scene this reporter noted numerous Aurora patrol cars in front of a house on a small cul-de-sac.  Numerous uniformed officers and several police shift supervisors were on the scene as well. learned at the scene that APD detectives were being notified of the incident.  At least 1 individual was noted sitting in the back of a police car at the scene.  No other information has been made available to us about this incident by Aurora Police as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting

An Aurora Police Leutnant is surrounded by other officers at the shooting scene on S. Mobile St. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony
The shooting scene on S. Mobile St. in Aurora. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony
Aurora cops at the shooting scene on S. Mobile St. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

Aurora car into house crash E. Kentucky Ave. and S. Norfolk St.

02/15/17 Aurora, CO – Around 8:30PM this evening Aurora Fire Rescue received a report of a car into a house accident in the 16400 block of E. Kentucky Ave.  Upon arrival fire command reported a residence with a car partially into the garage.  One person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.  The fire department spent a couple hours shoring up the house with support timbers as a main structural beam had been damaged in the incident.  Aurora police and a building inspector were on the scene of the crash.  It is not know to us as of this posting why the car crashed into the house in the first place.  Shane Anthony reporting

An Aurora firefighter removes debris from a hole left in a house by a car that struck it. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below is a slideshow of the auto vs. house in the 16400 Block of E. Kentucky Ave.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Denver PD working a serious crash at Mississippi and Federal Blvd. 02/14/17

02/14/17 Denver, CO – 6:52PM – Denver District 4 Cops are presently on the scene of a serious accident at the intersection of S. Federal Blvd. and W. Mississippi Ave.  Patrol officers have called for DPD Traffic Investigators to the scene.  Denver Police are reporting this to be a serious hit-and-run car vs. motorcycle accident via their Twitter account.  Traffic investigators are not normally called out unless injuries are life threatening or fatal.  No other info is available as of this writing.  Shane Anthony reporting

Denver Light Rail Train vs. Pedestrian accident 02/11/17

02/11/17 Denver, CO – A man was struck and injured by a Denver RTD Light Rail train early on this date at the I-25 and Louisiana Light Rail train station.  The accident occurred around around 1AM.  Moments before the train vs. pedestrian accident Denver Police were searching an adjacent section of I-25 looking for a man who was reportedly shirtless and acting crazy in the center median of the highway.  Police were unable to locate the man, but moments later a man was struck by a Light Rail train in the same vicinity. It is unknown to us if the man who was struck by the train was in fact the same man who was reportedly acting strangely on I-25.  The exact cause of the accident and the extent of injuries to the pedestrian are not known as of this writing.  Shane Anthony reporting

View a HD Video of the 02/11/17 Denver Light Rail vs. Pedestrian accident here.