Armed and dangerous person of interest in Aurora homicide also wanted for attempted homicide in Elizabeth

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Aurora Police said a person of interest in a deadly shooting in the Willow Park neighborhood, believed to be “armed and dangerous,” also has a nationwide warrant for an attempted homicide in Elizabeth.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ryan Scott Avery and the female victim of a shooting that occurred at 1620 South Granby Street, were known to each other, police said. The victim was found deceased with an apparent gunshot wound on Sunday morning.

“The deceased lady and Mr. Avery are known to each other. This was not random. We believe this was targeted,” a spokesperson with APD said.  

Avery’s outstanding arrest warrant was issued for an attempted homicide in Elizabeth on Saturday. Police believe he was in Limon on Saturday night.

“All of a sudden there are cops everywhere and blocks surrounded, and these people started pursuing and it was intense for a second,” Patrick Martin said, a neighbor of where the attempted homicide in Elizabeth happened. “The guy is still at large. I feel he needs to be caught and brought down. End of story. Justice needs to be done.”

Avery is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be in a four-door, 2008 silver Lexus IS with Colorado license plate BIX-360.

Below are images of the actual vehicle he is believed to be in:

“We’ve known Ryan for years. We ran the neighborhood together, so this is shocking,” a neighbor in the area of the homicide who wanted to remain anonymous, said. “I never would have said Ryan would have done any of this ever.”

Police ask anyone who sees him not to approach him and to call 911 immediately.

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