Suspect arrested after triple shooting in Aurora; 2 killed

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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.



  • Steve

    I’m sure the firearm used in this shooting was obtained legally too. But the gun grabbers will use this as fuel for the fire to continue to restrict the rights of honest, civilized people who have no intention of ever committing any acts of violence with a firearm. Instead of punishing the just, enforce stricter penalties on the human garbage that commit a crime like this one. If caught, we’d be lucky if this criminal goes away for 15 years; where they’ll just learn to be even more useless to society.

  • dreamer303

    You all haven’t heard the real story yet. Before you make judgment, let the reporters get more info on this and watch KDVR at 5pm. Of course there is more to this shooting than we know.

  • Dustin

    Saved thousands of tax payer dollars in incarceration and medical costs with the use of about $10.00 in ammunition. I Don’t see the downside in this matter.

  • Paul Malone

    For all you bigots, ignorants & poor spirited that want to relate every human tragedy to some type of racial deficiency is an obvious revealing of the true sacred up People are wow.

  • Shauntavia Brigham

    I just don’t understand people in today’s world its much deeper than what we see the is levels to this situation. Im more sad and disappointed for their families a few days before the holidays

  • Jane Smith

    I agree- the majority of these posts are racially motivated. That’s the problem in America today- yes that very ignorance is an example of violence. Human lives are not expendable.

  • Jane Smith

    Eddie said “just another day in Aurora” do you say that when there are mass shootings in suburban areas of other ethnicities? Take note- the ethnicity of these victims has not been released- get it together.

  • Teresa Buchanan

    That is someone’s family to all you ignorant commenting folks. That is my family that was lost, so when your family member dies you have that very same ignorant comment … you look at yourself in the mirror. It was still a life who had a soul that was of importance to my family and to God. Watch what you say, you might be the one grieving next…

  • bigo

    Every lifestyle can be found in every ethnic group but you don’t Stigmatiz A whole race based a situation or event. If that was the case your race would not deserve existence

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