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Man faces 2 counts of attempted murder after southeast Aurora shooting

David Torrez was initially taken into custody on unrelated charges in Weld County.

AURORA, Colo. — A man has been arrested and faces two counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting in southeast Aurora Friday night, according to a tweet from the Aurora Police Department (APD).

David Torrez, 33, was arrested Saturday in Weld County on unrelated charges, according to a spokesperson for APD. He's since been transferred to custody in Arapahoe County.

The incident happened about 8:30 p.m.on Feb. 21 in a neighborhood near South Buckley Way and South Pagosa Circle, according to police. That is in the area southeast of South Buckley Road and East Quincy Avenue, near Quincy Reservoir.

A male victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. The second attempted murder charge is related to a person who was present at the time of the shooting, but was not injured, according to a spokesperson for APD.

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After the shooting, APD said the suspect was driving a black SUV. They provided a vague description of the suspect, who was described as man in his 20s.

Police ask for anyone with information on the incident to call 303-627-3100.

Anyone with information about the suspect also can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting 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 are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

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