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Third recent Aurora homicide: Man found dead in apartment parking lot (33)

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As our Melanie Asmar reported, Aurora suffered two homicides over a three-day period in late December -- one outside the Rack 'Em Billiards and Sports Bar on Christmas Eve, the other near the Aurora Hills Golf Course.

Now, there's been another one, with the victim being found in the parking lot of an East 1st Avenue apartment complex.

At this writing, the case remains wide open. See photos, a video and details below.

At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, according to the Aurora Police Department, the dispatch office received a 911 call about a shooting at an apartment complex on the 14200 block of East 1st Avenue.

Moments later, officers arrived on the scene to find an adult male in the parking lot. He'd been shot.

The man was immediately transported to an area hospital, but he failed to respond to treatment. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

That's all we know thus far. The APD has yet to release additional info about the identity of the victim, possible suspects or the circumstances that may have led to the trigger being pulled.

APD spokesman Office Frank Fania tells us there have been no new developments in the case since the initial reports as of this writing. In the meantime, if you know anything about what went down early Saturday morning, you're encouraged to phone Aurora Police Detective Warren Miller at 303-739-6117 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered.

Look below to see a CBS4 report about the crime. That's followed by an interactive graphic of the area near the scene; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

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Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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