Residents say shared interest may have caused deadly Aurora confrontation

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Residents in a neighborhood southeast of Aurora told FOX31 that speed is a concern on their streets but it’s probably not so much for a gunfight in which a teenager has died.

The neighborhood is quiet and calm, for those who live here, like Josh Hallman.

“It’s, it’s a great neighborhood, I’ve lived here for a while and I love it,” Hallman said.

After a teenager was killed in a shootout with a former police officer, neighbors said they were concerned a common problem, speed, could trigger a confrontation.

“The traffic is pretty quick here,” Hallman said. “Usually in excess of 50.”

Hallman’s house is not far away The shooting happened on Wednesday night on South Addison Way near Gun Club Road and E-470.

Hallman said people worry about the speed of drivers.

“I’ve seen a lot of kids roll over here really fast,” Hallman said.

Aurora Police said the shooting occurred after an argument between the teenager and the former Greenwood Village police officer, which was allegedly caused by careless driving.

That confrontation escalated and police said the two fired at each other.

“It was a shock,” Hallman said.

Hallman added that any interest he had in telling people to slow down, was gone.

“I wanted to talk to the people who flew over here, but now there’s no way I can say anything to anyone after what happened,” Hallman said.

Residents who spoke to FOX31 said simple things like speed bumps or speed boards on these streets can encourage drivers to drive more slowly.

. Residents say shared interest may have caused deadly Aurora confrontation

Emma Bowman

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