DENVER (KDVR) — Aurora Police are investigating a crash and a double shooting that killed one man late Thursday night.
The Aurora Police Department said officers were initially called to a crash in the 13600 block of East Bates Avenue at about 10:50 p.m. The area is northeast of the Cherry Creek Reservoir.
Once officers got to the scene, they found two men inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds.
APD said the 21-year-old driver died at the scene while the passenger, a 47-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police said the man is in police custody while at the hospital.
Investigators believe the driver and passenger were driving down the street when the gun that the passenger was holding went off.
Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is asked to contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a cash reward.