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Aurora police investigating deadly road rage shooting

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 13:38:42-05

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department arrested a man wanted in connection for a deadly road rage shooting Monday morning.

Officers responded to E. Yale Ave. and E. Brown Dr. around 11:40 a.m. Monday to find an adult man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 54-year-old Phillip Hunt.

The preliminary investigation indicated the incident stemmed from road rage, according to investigators. Their investigation will include interviewing multiple witnesses and processing evidence on scene.

In a press release Tuesday, APD said their department arrested Romeo Thompson shortly after noon Monday in connection to the case. He's charged with first-degree murder and possession of weapons by a previous offender.

APD is asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to call the Homicide Unit at 303-739-6077 or make a tip anonymously through Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.