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Victim in Aurora stabbing dies one week later; suspect charged with first-degree murder

Abdifatah Nur was arrested the day of the Nov. 19 incident, Aurora Police said.

AURORA, Colo. — The suspect in a Nov. 19 stabbing in Aurora has been charged with first-degree murder, the 17th Judicial District Attorney‘s Office announced Thursday 

Abdifatah Nur, 41, was advised of the charges in Adams County District Court.

The victim was identified as 44-year-old Corey Joe Barbee.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) said officers responded to the Aurora Day Resource Center at 13387 E. 19th Pl. on a reported stabbing just before 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 and found Barbee suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was taken to a hospital and died a week later. 

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Initially, police said they arrested Nur on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, but now that the victim is dead, that charge has been upgraded to first-degree murder. Nur is due in court on Jan. 7 for a preliminary hearing, according to court records. 

Investigators said it's not clear what the relationship between the two was; anyone with information is encouraged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

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