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Suspect arrested in deadly shooting of 18-year-old in Aurora

Aurora Police said Abel Vargas, 18, faces a manslaughter charge after shooting the victim while showing him an AR-15 rifle.

AURORA, Colo. — Officers arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting of an 18-year-old man in Aurora Sunday night.

Abel Vargas, 18, faces a charge of manslaughter after being taken into custody, according to the Aurora Police Department (APD)

APD said officers responded at 9:25 p.m. on Sunday to a shooting in the 13000 block of East 33rd Place. 

Credit: Aurora Police Department

When police arrived they said investigators learned the 18-year-old victim was transported by a friend to the hospital with gunshot wounds, where he was pronounced dead.

APD said investigators learned the victim and Vargas knew each other, and were both at the East 33rd Avenue scene when Vargas shot the victim while showing him an AR-15 rifle.

The victim will be identified by the Adams County Coroner's Office following an autopsy and notification of next of kin.

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Anyone with information is asked to 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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