Rolando Felipe, 18

AURORA | An afternoon shooting in north Aurora Friday left one 12-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old boy hospitalized with serious injuries. 

Police arrested 18-year-old Rolando Felipe in connection with the shooting, asking prosecutors to file murder and attempted murder charges.

Officers responded to a shooting about 3 p.m. Friday in the 900 block Zion Street, according to a statement by Aurora Police Agent Matthew Longshore.

“Initial details obtained by responding officers indicated that shots were fired from the inside of an Acura sedan at the two boys walking up the street,” Longshore said.

The car left the scene, but it was later located, police said. Police did not say who was driving the car or if others are involved in the shooting.

When police and rescuers arrived, they found two young boys, who police say are related, suffering gunshot wounds. Both were transported to the hospital, where the younger boy was pronounced dead. 

It’s unclear whether the boys were alone or other people were at the scene at the time of the shooting. 

Police did not release a motive in the shooting but said the victims new Felipe.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will identify the deceased victim after family has been notified. 

Police said anyone with information can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, police said.

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  1. Citizens of Aurora, wake up, this has got to stop. It has been going on to long. To stay the status quo is insanity. Whatever we have tried to do the past few years to stop all this crime and killing is absolutely not working. Can’t you see this simple fact?

    We’ve tried less policing and more social working. It’s just not working.

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