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Police arrest suspect accused of killing 12-year-old boy

Rolando Felipe, 18, was arrested after he shot a 12-year-old and 13-year-old boy on Friday afternoon, Aurora Police said.

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Police (APD) have announced that they've arrested an 18-year-old boy after a 12-year-old boy was killed and another 13-year-old boy was seriously injured in a shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon.

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Police said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. in the 900 block of North Zion Street. That's one block west of Potomac Street in the Hoffman Heights neighborhood.

Officers found the boys, who were related to each other, suffering from gunshot wounds. They were both taken to the hospital, where the 12-year-old died and the 13-year-old remains in serious condition.

Police learned the shots were fired from inside an Acura sedan as the two boys were walking down the street. That vehicle has since been found, and investigators have identified and detained a person of interest who was known to the victims. 

APD announced on Saturday morning that 18-year-old Rolando Felipe was arrested and charged with one count of 1st-degree murder and one count of attempted 1st-degree murder. 

The name of the boy who died has not been released. That information will come from the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he is positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

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. 

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. 

This is a developing story. This article will be updated as information becomes available.

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