AURORA, Colo. -- Police have made an arrest in a triple shooting in Aurora that killed two people and injured another Tuesday morning.
The shooting happened in the 1400 block of Lima Street, just south of E. Colfax Avenue.
Police said a man and female guest were inside the home when two armed men, police called "suspects," arrived around 2 a.m. There was a fight between the parties and the male resident opened fire killing one of the suspects, said Sgt. Cassidee Carlson.
The man inside the home made it outside and was running away down an alley when he was shot "multiple times" by the second suspect, Carlson said. That man later died at the hospital.
During the shooting the female guest was also shot, but Carlson said her injuries were not life-threatening.
The surviving suspect went back inside the home, stole keys to a black Cadillac and drove away. Carlson said the Cadillac was found a short time later in the 2500 block of Dallas Street.
Detectives continued to follow leads and eventually located the suspected shooter in Denver. He was arrested at a residence near E. 33rd Avenue and Jasmine Street. Police said he resisted arrest and officers used a K-9 to help capture him.
Police have not released any names citing an ongoing investigation. Carlson said, "The people involved had extensive criminal histories" ranging from drug use to violent acts.
Detectives are still trying to determine what caused the shooting. "It's too early to say what the motive was," Carlson said. Police do suspect both groups knew each other and said the shooting was "not a random act of violence."
Neighbors said that the male homeowner who was found in the alley was a 60-year-old man who was known locally as Pops.
The apartment was also familiar to police’s narcotics and gang units, police said.AlertMe