The Aurora Police Department is investigating the death of a man who may have plummeted from a downtown building Saturday morning.
According to an Aurora Police Department news release, Aurora’s 911 Telecommunications Center received numerous calls around 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, saying a vehicle had struck a person at the intersection of North Stolp Avenue and East Galena Boulevard.
Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and found a male lying in the roadway. Paramedics pronounced the man dead on the scene.
Officers spoke to multiple witnesses who said the man had been struck by a vehicle, and the incident was initially classified as a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash
A few hours later, police obtained a video that shows the victim appearing to have jumped from an apartment building on the southwest corner of the intersection.
The incident was reclassified as a death investigation and detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division took over the case.
The investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division at 630-256-5500 or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information anonymously.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release