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Aurora Police Department recovers three guns during search of home

Numerous rounds of ammunition, airsoft pistol also found

The Aurora Police Department’s Special Operations Group has recovered three guns, numerous rounds of ammunition and an airsoft pistol during a search of a home on the city’s east side.
The Aurora Police Department’s Special Operations Group has recovered three guns, numerous rounds of ammunition and an airsoft pistol during a search of a home on the city’s east side.

AURORA – The Aurora Police Department’s Special Operations Group recovered three guns, numerous rounds of ammunition and an airsoft pistol during a search of a home on the city’s east side.

On Thursday, investigators with Aurora Police’s Special Operations Group searched a home in the 700 block of Four Seasons Boulevard in connection to an ongoing investigation, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. Investigators found three handguns, numerous rounds of ammunition, and an airsoft pistol inside the home during the search.

Aurora Police’s Special Operation Group deals primarily with gang, narcotics and vice- related criminal activity in Aurora. SOG investigators conduct patrols of neighborhoods known for drug and gang related crimes as well as criminal investigations.

The Special Operations Group is working together on this case with their federal partners at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and utilizing the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network system housed at the Aurora Police Department.

NIBIN is the only national network that allows for the capture and comparison of ballistic evidence to aid in solving and preventing violent crimes involving firearms, the release stated. It is a resource that is vital to any violent crime reduction strategy because it provides investigators with the ability to compare their ballistics evidence against evidence from other violent crimes on a local, regional and national level.

This remains an ongoing investigation by the Aurora Police Department and the ATF, according to the release.

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