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Aurora Police Examine Bus Surveillance Video Of Deadly Stabbing

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Police in Aurora investigate a stabbing on an RTD bus that left one man dead. (credit: CBS)

Police in Aurora investigate a stabbing on an RTD bus that left one man dead. (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Aurora are examining surveillance video from an RTD bus that captured a fight leading up to a deadly stabbing.

The stabbing happened at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday aboard the bus in the area of East Smoky Hill and South Chambers Road.

Aurora police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson said the altercation moved to the front of the bus where the driver realized what was happening and pulled over at East Smoky Hill and South Chambers.

During the altercation the third male pulled out a knife and stabbed the other two. Sometime during the incident the two pushed the third up against the windshield causing it to break out.

“We saw a person running up the way. They said he had a cut hand,” said witness Carmine Lonardo.

The man who died has been identified as Aaron Bishop.

Lonardo owns a business near the intersection. He and his employees got a front seat view to the RTD bus pulling over and the events that happened after that.

The two who were stabbed got off the bus. Bishop, 38, walked eastbound to the intersection of South Chambers Road and East Smoky Hill Road where he collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital and died a short time later.

Police hope the surveillance video from inside the bus will help them determine if any charges will be filed. As of Friday afternoon, no one has been charged or arrested in connection with the deadly stabbing.

“The passengers were scared, were in fear and probably couldn’t wait for that bus to stop,” said Carlson.

There were approximately ten other passengers on the bus who were questioned by detectives about what happened along with the man who had the knife.

“One of my employees takes that very bus every morning so he probably knows or has seen that person before,” said Lonardo.

Police said it’s still unclear if the men knew each other.

RTD said the assualt was the first that ended in a death in more than 10 years.

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