Corey Clemons's Heart Tat Breaks Hearts After Murder, Lloyd Henderson Busted

Update: Corey Clemons's first tattoo, as seen in a photo shared on his Facebook gallery, appears on the left side of his chest.

It reads, "Save Your Heart for Someone Who Leaves You Breathless."

Now, the hearts of Clemons's friends, family and loved ones are broken.

He was shot to death outside his apartment building in Aurora on September 27 in an incident we told you about the following morning; see our previous coverage below.

This weekend, however, the Aurora Police Department arrested Lloyd "Rickey" Henderson in relation to the crime.

Clemons's Facebook page contains a number of portraits, including this one....

...and this one:

But his life was cut short early on the 27th.

At around 2:35 a.m., according to the Aurora Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Canterra at Fitzsimons Apartments, at 348 Potomac Way.

Upon their arrival, they found an adult male in the parking lot.

The man, later identified as Clemons, was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

No movement in the investigation was reported for several days.

Then, on Saturday, October 3, the APD put out a news alert calling for the public's help in locating Henderson.

The release maintains that Henderson got into an altercation at the Canterra complex that resulted in Clemons's death.

That night, Henderson was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder by the department's fugitive apprehension and surveillance team.

Reporting in the wake of the Canterra shooting suggested that the incident might be linked to more gun play that took place a few hours later. Thus far, the APD hasn't announced suspected charges against Henderson for that crime.

Nonetheless, Henderson is currently behind bars — and Clemons's loved ones are continuing to mourn. Our sincere condolences.

Below, see Henderson's booking photo, followed by a CBS4 report about the latest developments and our previous coverage.

Original post, 5:47 a.m. September 28: The bloodshed continues.

The warm early fall weather has been accompanied by a rash of shootings in the metro-Denver area, with a number of them having fatal results.

Two more took place early Sunday morning, September 27, in Aurora.

The first left a man dead.

The second resulted in a serious injury.

And now, Aurora Police Department representatives reportedly say the incidents are linked.

According to the APD, the first shooting took place at approximately 2:35 a.m. on the 27th at the Canterra at Fitzsimons Apartments, 348 Potomac Way.

Upon their arrival, officers found an adult male in a parking lot.

He was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Just over an hour later, at 3:57 a.m., the APD received a 911 from a man who said he, too, had been shot.

The second victim was located in the vicinity of East 13th Avenue and East Richthofen Circle.

As before, the man was rushed to a hospital close by. However, he responded to treatment and is expected to survive.

In the beginning, the APD stated that "it is unknown if the two shootings are related."

However, a 9News piece from later in the day reveals that investigators now see the cases as linked.

Thus far, neither person shot has been named.

The homicide victim will be ID'd by the Arapahoe County coroner's office pending next-of-kin notification.

In the meantime, police reps haven't shared any suspect information. Neither has there been any definitive connection to gang activity — yet.

If you have information about either of these crimes, you're encouraged to contact Agent Mike Prince with the APD's major crimes/homicide unit at 303-739-6127.

Additionally, tipsters can contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in the incidents. That number is 720-913-STOP (7867).

In the meantime, our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of the victim who lost his life.

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