Reward for man shot while acting as Good Samaritan now $27,000

A 29-year-old man died protecting a woman, and now family and friends are offering a lot of money to help find his killer. 9NEWS @ 9. 3/7/2017

AURORA - Family, friends and law enforcement are offering a total of $27,000 to help find the person who shot and killed a 29-year-old man last month.

The shooting happened Feb. 18 near Hampden and Chambers.

Kelly Acosta tried to stop a man from beating a woman. Police say that man shot and killed him.

Acosta was a longtime bartender in the Aurora area. So far, no arrests have been made in his death and the investigation remains "very active."

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A memorial fund for Acosta established by his family and friends contributed $15,000. The Aurora Police Department Reward fund and ATF both added $5,000, while the Crime Stoppers reward adds an extra $2,000.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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