Aurora police are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot in a parking lot overnight.
Police said multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots at the Riviera Motel at Colfax Avenue and Beeler Street came in around 1 a.m. Thursday. Responding officers found a man who had been shot in the parking lot of the motel.
He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police weren’t immediately sure if the victim had been staying at the hotel or was just walking by, but did say they don't believe there is a threat to the public.
The victim has since been identified as 32-year-old Marquette D. Killingsworth, who the Arapahoe County Coroner says was shot in the chest.
Shorty before 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aurora Police said a man was taken into custody for robbery, but it remains unclear if he had any involvement in the homicide.
UPDATE Situation Resolved. Adult male in custody for Robbery. Unknown if related to homicide. Investigation ongoing. Updates here. https://t.co/6qVAGOUL7x— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) May 4, 2017
Boston Elementary at 1365 Boston Street was placed on lockout with a delayed start of 10 a.m. due to police activity in the area.
The investigation is ongoing.
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