Suspect arrested in deadly road rage shooting in Aurora

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Posted at 12:11 PM, May 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-27 15:12:20-04

DENVER — A 28-year-old man arrived at an Aurora hospital emergency room around 11:42 p.m. on May 1. The victim had been shot multiple times. He was rushed to surgery but did not survive, police said.

On Saturday, the Aurora Police Department announced the arrest of a man they believe was responsible and said the shooting was the result of a road rage incident.

Arturo Moreno Torres, 28, of Denver, was arrested Friday night and booked into jail on one charge of first-degree murder, according to a department release.

The May 1 shooting occurred in the 13100 block of East 13th Place. Police received a report of shots fired in the area around the time the victim showed up at the ER.

Police later connected the scene to the victim after he drove himself to the hospital, where police observed several bullet holes in the victim’s car.

Soon after, police arrived in the Hoffman Heights neighborhood where the shooting took place and recovered several shell casings.

After weeks of investigation by APD’s Major Crime Homicide Unit, they learned that the shooting began as a road rage incident and that the victim was not known to Torres, according to the release.

Police said the investigation remains active. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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