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Argument escalates to fatal stabbing in north Aurora; suspect arrested, police say

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 13, 2023

AURORA, Colo. — A man died after he was stabbed during an argument in north Aurora Thursday evening.

The incident happened on Alton Street between 16th and 17th avenues around 9:23 p.m., according to the Aurora Police Department.

Investigators say the incident began as an argument and escalated to a stabbing.

The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead a short time later. His identity will be released at a later time.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Nurendy Ropon, was taken into custody close-by and transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to Aurora police. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

Alton Street was closed between 16th and 17th avenues as investigators process the scene for several hours.

Ropon was booked into the Aurora jail on charges of second-degree murder and felony menacing with a deadly weapon.

Anyone with any information about the crime, who hasn’t already spoken to investigators, is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.

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