Scanner Radio Audio from Aurora Colorado Shooting July 20 2012

Colorado Shooting SceneMuch of the nation awoke on Friday morning to reports of the shootings in Aurora; the first reports were often as chaotic as the events in the theater.

According to local officials, at least 12 people were dead and dozens were injured in the shooting by the gunman, who wore body armor and a gas mask when he entered the movie theater in suburban Aurora, Colo., after midnight Friday. He then set off at least one canister of gas and opened fire with a variety of weapons. The attack came about half an hour into the showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” an eagerly awaited summer epic that had fans lining up for hours.

The suspect was identified as James Holmes, 24, whose apartment on Paris Street in Aurora was being searched by officials. Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said the apartment was booby-trapped with explosives, forcing authorities to evacuate five buildings along the street as a precaution.

The links below have dramatic audio from Aurora Colorado police and fire dispatch frequencies. When listening, fire communications are on the left channel, police comms are on the right channel. The feed archives for this incident were provided by Lindsay Blanton at

12:11 AM – 12:42 AM (Incident starts at the 28:00 mark)…1-76742-43.mp3

12:41 AM – 1:11 AM…-187840-43.mp3

1:11 AM – 1:41 AM…-662372-43.mp3

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3 Responses to Scanner Radio Audio from Aurora Colorado Shooting July 20 2012

  1. Chris W Cangemi says:

    Whoever the primary communications specialist was on the PD side did an awesome job! Down the road when all the dust settles, someone in Aurora needs to review the tapes and reward this young lady with the highest award afforded to 911 communications specialists. Thanks to all communications specialists for keeping me safe on the street for 25 years! You are the best!

  2. Rick says:

    Just an FYI to everyone, the best way to listen to these MP3 audio files is using Winamp and not Windows Media Player because in Winamp you can move the audio balance to the left and to the right which apparently you CANNOT do in Windows Media Player and if you do play it in Windows Media Player you’ll get overlapping audio which is really difficult to hear. So when you are in Winamp at the bottom of the player there is an area that says “Config” click on the down arrow right below Config and an audio panel will appear, in the top left hand corner is the Audio Balance, if you move the balance bar to the left you will yield the audio from the Aurora Fire Dept. and EMS (Ambulance) and if you move the balance bar to the right you’ll hear the audio from the Aurora Police Department.

  3. ryan says:

    holy shit

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