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Police Investigate Deadly Shooting Outside Aurora Liquor Store

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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are investigating after one man was shot and killed outside a liquor store on Sunday night.

The shooting took place shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 15200 block of East Smoky Hill Road, near South Chambers.

Police said the male victim was shot several times and died after arriving at the hospital.

Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania said the victim likely knew the suspect.

“From what the witnesses are saying it quickly went from a verbal altercation to (the suspect) just pulling out the gun and he started firing at very close range,” Fania said.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Witnesses said the suspect is a black male who is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s. He was with at least two other people at the time of the crime.

Police originally said they were looking for a light, silver or gold colored car that left the scene headed westbound on Smoky Hill Road. On Monday morning they said they found a vehicle that may have been driven by the suspect and impounded it.

So far police have not released the name of the victim.

Additional Resources

The Aurora Police Department released the following information about this case:

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). By doing so, you may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).

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