AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police are investigating a homicide that took place on Aug. 13.
Officer Frank Fania said that police responded to an accident call in the 13700 block of East 4th Circle. When they arrived the found a man lying in a parking lot.
“The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until he died on Oct. 8,” Fania said in a statement. “Detectives were unable to interview the victim in this case. The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy and ruled this death a homicide.”
Police believe the “accident” was the result of an altercation between the victim and another person in a vehicle.
“It appears the victim got out of his truck in the parking lot, approached the suspect’s truck and became involved in a physical altercation with the driver of this second truck,” Fania said.
Police believe the suspect never left his vehicle but drove off during the altercation, injuring the victim.
The victim’s name hasn’t been released.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 40 to 45 years old. The suspect’s truck is described as a dark colored, large diesel pickup with a lighter colored stripe or paint on the bottom portion.
Aurora Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case to please call Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.