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Juvenile arrested after 15-year-old boy killed in Denver shooting

Denver Police Department said the victim died after being found with serious injuries in the 15500 block of East 53rd Avenue Sunday.

DENVER — A 15-year-old boy died after a shooting Sunday night, Denver Police Department said.

Police tweeted that officers were investigating a shooting at 8:32 p.m. Sunday in the 15500 block of East 53rd Avenue.

A victim with serious injuries was discovered and taken to the hospital, and police said at 10:48 a.m. on Monday that he had died from his injuries.

On Wednesday, the Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the boy as Anthony Golden Jr., 15.

Police said on Monday night that a juvenile was arrested in connection with the shooting and was being held on investigation of first-degree murder. Because he is a juvenile, his name will not be released. 

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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. 

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