Crime

Ernesto Rodriguez-Rodriguez ID'd as victim in Aurora's Abrigo Apartments murder (11)

Update: We now know the identity of the man found shot to death in a parking lot outside the Abrigo Apartments in Aurora: Ernesto Rodriguez-Rodriguez, age 44.

Thus far, though, the Aurora Police Department isn't releasing much more information about the case -- including any possible suspects.

A release from APD spokesman Frank Fania acknowledges that investigators still have very few leads in the case -- which at last check was also true of the Memorial Day weekend murders of Harris Donkor and Shawn Hicks, also in Aurora.

Look below to see our previous coverage, including an interactive graphic of the area where Rodriguez-Rodriguez's body was found.

Original post, 2:27 p.m. June 19: A short time ago, we updated you on the challenges faced by the Aurora Police Department's in solving the Memorial Day weekend murders of Harris Donkor and Shawn Hicks.

Now, unfortunately, the APD has another homicide on its docket -- one that took place late last night at the Abrigo Apartments.

Here's what we know thus far.

At about 10:34 p.m. last night, officers were dispatched to the Abrigo, at 12170 East 30th Avenue. The report -- shots fired, with one party down in the parking lot -- proved accurate. The as-yet-unidentified male victim had taken more than one bullet; he was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he couldn't be revived.

Thus far, no arrests have been made, nor any suspects announced. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to phone Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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