Man accused of stabbing at Aurora resource center faces murder charges

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AURORA | A man accused of stabbing another man to death last week at an Aurora resource center for homeless people faces first-degree murder charges in the death, according to Aurora police.

Police were called to the Aurora Day Resource Center located, 13387 E. 19th Place, at about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 after reports of a stabbing.

Abdifatah M. Nur

“Upon arrival officers located a 44-year-old male suffering from an apparent stab wound, and he was transported to an area hospital,” Aurora Police Public Information Officer Crystal McCoy said in a release Thursday. “Tragically, today he succumbed to his injuries.”

Police did not release the victim’s identity, which is customary police procedure. “The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adam’s County Coroner’s Office after he has been positively identified, and his next of kin have been notified,” McCoy said.

Just after the stabbing, police arrested  Abdifatah M. Nur, 41,  at the scene. He was later charged with attempted murder. Since the stabbing victim has died, prosecutors in the 17th Judicial District in Adams County will now seek murder charges in the case, according to McCoy.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adam’s County Coroner’s Office after he has been positively identified, and his next of kin have been notified.

“At this time, it is not clear what the relationship between the two was,” McCoy said in a statement.

Police said anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 “where they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.”

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