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Man found shot dead in vehicle in Aurora identified

Police said Kion Perkins, 33, was found Tuesday in a vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center on Mississippi Avenue.

AURORA, Colo. — Officers are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle in the parking lot of an Aurora shopping center Tuesday afternoon, the Aurora Police Department said. 

Police said just before 1 p.m., they got a call about an unresponsive person in a car in the parking lot of the shopping center at 13280 East Mississippi Avenue. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The victim, identified as 33-year-old Kion Lamenta Perkins, was shot while his vehicle was parked, and the death was ruled a homicide, Arapahoe County Coroner's Office said.

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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