AURORA | An early Saturday morning shooting during a party at an upscale Aurora hotel has left one teenager dead and three others injured, according to Aurora police.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting, police said. Their photos were released Tuesday after police first used photo line-ups to identify suspects, police said.
Facing murder charges is Luis Martin Estrada, 21, and facing accessory charges is Ruben Angel Mejia-Soto, also 21.
The accusations stem from the killing of Angel Isai Ruiz, 18, according to the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office. His death has formally been deemed a homicide.
Both men were arrested and taken to the Aurora Jail. Their case is now being prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Police were called to the Hyatt House Hotel, 12230 E. Colfax Ave., across the street from the Anschutz Medical Campus, after reports of the shooting and “numerous people suffering from gunshot wounds,” Aurora Police Agent Matt Longshore said in a statement.
An initial investigation revealed that guests at the hotel were having a party in one of the rooms Friday night.
“During the party, the male suspects arrived, and an altercation ensued,” Longshore said. “The males were kicked out of the room at which point shots were fired through the door, striking multiple people.”
An injured 18-year-old man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died from his gunshot injuries, police said. A seriously injured 17-year-old girl taken to a hospital is listed in critical condition, but she is expected to survive, police said.
Two other men, 22 and 23, were also injured from the gunfire and are both listed in stable condition.
“Arriving officers, with the assistance of hotel security, quickly apprehended two adult males that we believe are responsible for this homicide,” Longshore said. “A handgun was also recovered.”
Police said there are no other suspects in the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Aurora police or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.