AURORA, Colo. — A suspect has been arrested after three family members were found shot dead inside a home in Aurora Saturday night, the Aurora Police Department said.
Police said around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, they arrested 21-year-old Christopher Martinez in connection to the triple homicide. He is being held on three counts of first-degree murder.
Police said around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, they were called to the home in the 1500-block of South Evanston Street for a welfare check. Officers did not see anything suspicious, and did not force entry into the home, police said. They left the home and told family members they were unable to force their way inside.
Just before 7 p.m., police said, family members went inside the home and found three people with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
Police said the victims, two women and a man, were all related. Police said Martinez knew the victims.
Family members told 9NEWS that one of the victims was 18-year-old Marisol Espindola. According to a GoFundMe page started by a family member, Espindola was to graduate from Frederick High School this year. They said she wanted to be a veterinarian, and loved puzzles, coffee, oldies music and her family.
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