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Police arrest suspect in deadly Aurora shooting

Police said they were initially told the victim had shot himself, but their investigation led them to a man who is accused of killing him.

AURORA, Colo. — Police have arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting Thursday afternoon, the Aurora Police Department (APD) said.

APD said at 3:24 p.m., officers responded to the area of South Laredo Street and East Dartmouth Avenue on a report of a shooting. They found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound in a vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital and died about two hours later, according to police. 

The gunshot wound was initially reported to be self-inflicted, according to APD, but they later determined that he had been shot by someone. The suspect had been in the vehicle with him while they were in a parking lot near East Quincy Avenue and South Buckley Road, police said.

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Police said the suspected shooter, Kevin Altamirano, 20, was arrested on a manslaughter charge and is being held at the Aurora jail.

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