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Teen shot, killed outside Aurora mall

Police said the teen was shot in the Dillard's parking lot just before 8 p.m. Saturday.

AURORA, Colo. — Police are investigating a shooting outside the Aurora mall Saturday night that killed a teenage boy.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) said the boy was shot just before 8 p.m. in the Dillard's parking lot at Town Center at Aurora.

A uniformed, off-duty officer working nearby tried to save him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The coroner's office identified the victim as Phoenix Day, 13.

Police Chief Art Acevedo said a group of teenagers had been causing problems inside the mall for a few hours before the shooting.

The boy was shot as the mall was about to close. 

Police said they are still looking for the suspect. 

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit 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. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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