Man stabbed to death in fight at Aurora house party

AURORA, Colo. -- A man died after being stabbed early Sunday morning and the Aurora Police Department believes it happened during a fight at a house party.

Another man was also stabbed but is expected to survive, police said.

Friends identified the man who died as 20-year-old Hector Herrera, a 2015 graduate of Rangeview High School.

Police said they were called to a fight at a party in the 16100 block of Brunswick Drive about 1:10 a.m. Neighbors said they called 911 after hearing several gunshots.

When officers arrived, they said people were running and driving away from the home.

"People were just racing off, squealing tires, going in every direction," neighbor Ronald Dalton said.

Officers didn't find anyone injured at the scene but later received information that two men were being treated for stab wounds at a hospital.

"The two males are believed to be involved in the altercation at Brunswick Drive," police said in a statement. "Despite medical efforts one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital."

The names of the two men have not been released.

Detectives from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit are investigating to determine what led up to the deadly fight, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-739-6068 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.