3 arrested in connection with shooting that injured teen, dog outside Aurora Target


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AURORA, Colo. — Three suspects wanted in connection to a robbery and shooting that injured a 16-year-old girl and a dog outside a Target store have been arrested, the Aurora Police Department said.

The incident happened near the Target store at 14200 E. Ellsworth Ave. when police say a 20-year-old man with the teenager was robbed during an alleged hash oil sale.

After the man was robbed and the suspects started driving away, the victims tried to follow, but one of the suspects is alleged to have fired a shot at the car, striking the girl in the arm and injuring the dog.

The girl was treated for her injury and is expected to be OK. The dog, named Shadow Dudley, was treated for an injury to her tail.

Police arrested Fernando Ayala-Santiago, 19, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Steven Ramirez-Lomeli, 18, was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

Jared Jimenez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of accessory to attempted first-degree murder.

Ayala-Santiago and Ramirez-Lomeli are being held without bond. Jimenez’s bond was set at $10,000.

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