Man killed in Aurora Travelodge shooting, police investigating

AURORA, Colo. – Aurora police are investigating what led to a deadly shooting at the Travelodge hotel in Aurora early Thursday morning.

Officers went to the hotel after getting reports of a shooting at around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Detectives from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation into this case. They are actively investigating and interviewing witnesses to determine what occurred this Thanksgiving morning, according to Aurora Police spokeswoman Diana Cooley.

The name of the deceased victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once they have positively identified him and his next of kin have been notified.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Agent Todd Fredericksen at (303) 739-6106 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Tipsters to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

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