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Aurora police arrest 15-year-old suspect in fatal Chamber Heights shooting

Posted: 2:04 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 20:22:41-04

AURORA, Colo. – Police have arrested a 15-year-old suspect in a shooting in Aurora’s Chamber Heights neighborhood that left one person dead on Halloween.

Police said the suspect, a male, was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of first-degree murder. His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.

The shooting happened at about 11:15 a.m. near the intersection of E. Montview Blvd. and Billings Street – just east of I-225. It originally came in as a shots-fired call from an Adams County deputy who was on a different investigation nearby.

Police said they sent phone alerts to people in the area to shelter in place as the department’s SWAT team searched for the suspect.

The victim of the shooting was transported to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said. Officers have not publicly identified the victim.