Aurora Police arrest in connection with shooting at Challengers Sports Bar

Pictured: Charles Matthew Wrighton. Photo provided by the Aurora Police Department.

AURORA | Police have arrested a 46-year-old Aurora man who is accused of attempting to murder a security guard at a local sports bar last month.

Investigators announced Thursday the arrest of Charles Wrighton in connection with the shootings at the Challengers Sports Bar and Grill on East Iliff Avenue on the evening of February 27th.

Police said in February a conflict arose at Challengers after a guard at the bar asked Wrighton to leave. The surveillance footage released in March showed a man in a plaid shirt walking out of the bar and firing a gun in the parking lot.

A spokesman for the Aurora Police made it clear that the altercation was not triggered by a face-covering conflict.

A motion for an affidavit against Wrighton containing details of the shootings was not immediately answered on Saturday.

The security guard survived the shooting, but recovered in mid-March, the police said on Twitter.

Police have recommended that Wrighton be charged with attempted first degree murder.

He is currently in Arapahoe County Jail instead of $ 100,000 on bail.

He is due to appear before the district court on May 12 at 1:30 p.m.

The February shooting took place amid a spate of weekend gunfire wounds in the city, which left five people injured.

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