More protests planned against Aurora police over shooting death of Naeschylus Vinzant


Protestors gathered in Aurora on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, over the death of Naeschylus Vinzant, an unarmed fugitive who was shot dead by Aurora police on Friday, March 6, 2015.

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AURORA, Colo. — A  group of activists is planning a second day of protests against the Aurora Police Department on Thursday over a deadly shooting last week.

Organizers are calling on protesters to meet at the Aurora Municipal Center at 5:30 p.m., according to a posting on Facebook.

On Wednesday, a group gathered on the corner of South Sable Boulevard and East Alameda Avenue to protest the shooting death of Naeschylus Vinzant.

Vinzant, a fugitive with an arrest record dating to 1994 who was wanted on domestic violence charges and had cut off his ankle monitor, was shot and killed by Aurora police in the 16200 block of East 12th Avenue on Friday.

It was announced Monday that Vinzant, who died from one gunshot wound to the chest, was unarmed.

The name and race of the officer who fired the shot have not been released. The officer is expected to file his report on the shooting Thursday.

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