AURORA, Colo. — A 16-year-old was arrested Thursday night in connection to an Aurora shooting on March 11 that left a 15-year-old dead.
The Aurora Police Department said its Major Crimes Homicide Unit arrested the 16-year-old, who has not been named due to his age, for suspicion of first-degree murder. He is being held at the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center on a no bond hold, police said.
The shooting occurred on March 11 along the 12700 block of E. Asbury Circle. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 15-year-old male — who was later identified as Christian Lopez, according to the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office — with an apparent gunshot wound. Lopez died at a local hospital.
This marked Aurora's eighth homicide of the year.
Anybody with information on this crime is asked to call the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit at 303-627-3100 or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.