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Brother arrested after homicide at Radiant Inn

Deshawn Hunter was found shot to death at a Radiant Inn on Colfax Avenue. Hunter's brother was arrested in connection to the shooting, Aurora Police said.

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department said officers arrested a suspect after a man was found fatally shot Monday morning at the Radiant Inn.

At 4:22 a.m., officers responded to the Radiant Inn, located at East Colfax Avenue and Joliet Street, on a report of a shooting inside one of the rooms. Officers found a 47-year-old man who had been shot to death, APD said.

Police said later on Monday that the victim's brother, 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Churchill, was arrested in Denver in connection to the shooting.

Investigators believe the brothers were involved in an argument in the room before the shooting took place, according to police.

Churchill is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender, police said.

The Arapahoe County coroner's office identified the man killed as Deshawn Hunter.

Credit: Aurora Police Department

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