One dead, one in custody after Aurora stabbing Friday


AURORA | One man is in custody and another is dead after a stabbing Friday night in Aurora, police said.

The stabbing happened about 11:20 p.m. Friday at 1009 S. Newark St., police said in a statement.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been stabbed, and he was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ruben Martinez, 21, was later arrested on a second-degree murder charge.

The Arapahoe County coroner’s office identified the slain man as Taichan Christopher Silcott, 20. The coroner said he died of a stab wound and classified his death as a homicide.

Police said Martinez and the victim knew each other and had an altercation before the stabbing.

The department’s Majors Crime/Homicide unit is investigating and police said they are not looking for any other suspects.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call Detective Todd Fredericksen at 303-739-6106. Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 and could be eligible for a $2,000 reward.