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Man charged with first-degree murder, child abuse after woman killed inside Aurora home

Posted at 4:19 PM, Feb 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-18 18:12:14-05

AURORA, Colo. — A 32-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder and child abuse after a woman was shot and killed inside an Aurora home.

According to the Aurora Police Department, officers were called out to a report of a shooting at a home in the 1700 block of North Paris Street around 8 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Officers found the victim — identified Sunday as 35-year-old Vatrice La Shae Little — inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities identified Kelynn Lewis, 32, as the suspect. He was arrested Sunday and faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and four counts of child abuse.

Lewis is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on March 6, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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