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39-year-old man arrested in Aurora homicide case

A man who was shot in a parking lot on Iliff Avenue in Aurora on Nov. 22 died of his injuries on Nov. 27.

AURORA, Colo. — A man who was shot in Aurora on Nov. 22 has died of his injuries, and officers are investigating his death as a homicide, according to the Aurora Police Department.

Police said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the parking lot of a shopping center at 10720 E. Iliff Ave. That's just east of the intersection with Havana Street. The victim was shot in the abdomen, according to police. At the time, police said he was expected to survive. 

Police said the victim died of his injuries on Saturday, Nov. 27 and his death was ruled a homicide. His name has not yet been released. 

Aurora Police announced on Thursday they had arrested 39-year-old Anthony Worthy. Worthy is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, police said.

Police are working to determine what led up to the shooting. 

Credit: Aurora Police
Anthony Worthy

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. 

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