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Man killed in shooting in Aurora identified

Aurora police arrested a 27-year-old man in connection to the deadly shooting of a 47-year-old man.

AURORA, Colo. — A 27-year-old man is in custody after a shooting that left a 47-year-old man dead and another man injured in Aurora Friday night, the Aurora Police Department (APD) said. 

Around 9:25 p.m. police responded to a shooting near the area of 880 South Buckley Road. When police arrived they found a man who had been shot. 

Police said that man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. 

Through investigation, police determined that the shooting happened near East Kentucky Avenue and there were more victims involved, APD said in a press release. 

Police were able to track down the address of where the shooting happened. When police arrived at the location they found a man inside who had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple gunshot wounds. 

The victim found dead was identified as Lewis Pierre Quinn, 47, by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office.

At the scene police located and detained the 27-year-old Kayan Arizona Cruz. Police said Cruz was arrested on charges of 2nd-degree murder and his case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

APD is actively investigating what led up to the shooting. 

Credit: Aurora Police Department
Kayan Arizona Cruz, 27 years old

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