Man killed in shooting at Aurora restaurant, suspect at-large

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UPDATE: Police arrested a suspect on Thursday, Dec. 24.

ORIGINAL STORY:

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A man died following a shooting at an Aurora restaurant Tuesday night.

According to the Aurora Police Department, the shooting occurred at Mariscos El Rey, which is located at 10293 E. Iliff Ave.

About 8:20 p.m., APD said the victim had been taken to a hospital. Shortly before 9 p.m., police said he had died.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Police said the incident started as a “disturbance” in the business’ parking lot.

“It is not yet clear if the suspect(s) were known to the deceased, or what caused the disturbance,” APD said in a statement.

Police said they believe the incident is isolated.

The victim’s name and age have not yet been released.

Police do not yet have a description of the suspect, who is at-large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at: 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered.

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