Watch CBS News

21-year-old Christopher Martinez arrested following triple homicide in Aurora

21-year-old arrested following triple homicide in Aurora
21-year-old arrested following triple homicide in Aurora 00:27

A 21-year-old man with connections to his alleged victims was arrested and jailed on murder charges following the discovery of three bodies in Aurora. 

Christopher Martinez was arrested on Sunday morning at about 5:30 a.m., according to a press release from the Aurora Police Department. 

Martinez was first contacted by responding officers at the scene and "is known to the victims," APD stated.


Police responded to the 1500 block of South Evanston Street around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Officers found two women and a man dead with apparent gunshot wounds. The three are relatives, per an APD spokesperson.

"This senseless violence is inexplicable," stated interim APD Police Chief Art Acevedo. "Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated personnel, the suspect has been taken into custody and our community can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Our hearts go out to the family of the victims."

Christopher Martinez Aurora Police

A search of online Arapahoe County court records does not reveal any criminal history of a Christopher Martinez of that age.

Investigators are asking for the public for information regarding the triple homicide. A $2,000 reward is being offered by Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and tipsters can remain anonymous. 

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.