Texas duo wanted in connection to murder arrested in Aurora

Posted at 4:08 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 18:08:43-05

AURORA, Colo. – A Texas duo wanted in connection with the March 7 murder of a young woman was captured Thursday by law enforcement officers in Aurora.

Christopher Stogsdill, 26, and Sierra Diaz, 20, were discovered, along with Diaz’s two infant children, just north of the APD station on East 23rd Avenue.

The two are accused of being involved in the shooting death of Shelby Trotnic in Montgomery County, Texas on Tuesday. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers had obtained a murder warrant for Stogsdill’s arrest and a child endangerment warrant for Diaz because of the living conditions at her Texas home.

Trotnic was shot in the head and killed. She had been living with Stogsdill and Diaz, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Aurora Police Department and Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Fugitive Task Force took part in the arrests of both. Texas Rangers and detectives are in Aurora to interview the pair.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the two children will be returned to Texas to live with other family members.


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