Protesters demand justice for Kilyn Lewis at Aurora City Council meeting

Protesters demand justice for Kilyn Lewis at Aurora City Council meeting

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — There were tense moments at the Aurora City Council meeting Monday as supporters of a deceased resident demanded justice.

Holding signs, family and friends of Kilyn Lewis entered Aurora City Hall and attended Monday’s city council meeting.

They say they are seeking justice for the 37-year-old’s death on May 23, 2024, in Aurora.

The Aurora Police Department said officers were assisting Denver police in executing an active arrest warrant against Lewis for an alleged attempted homicide.

According to Alcatraz police, after Lewis refused to obey their orders, one of his hands disappeared from view. When that hand reappeared, authorities said he was holding an object.

An Aurora officer fired a shot that ultimately killed Lewis.

It was later determined that Lewis was holding a cell phone.

“Police officers should not shoot someone who is unarmed,” said Lewis’ mother, LaRonda Jones.

At Monday’s city council meeting, Aurora Interim Police Chief Heather Morris offered her condolences to the family. She added that she could not comment further on the investigation.

Lewis’ family and supporters say they want the officer who fired the shot arrested and prosecuted, adding that they will take their demands to the federal level and even to the White House.

The officer who fired the fatal shot has been placed on administrative leave.