Aurora police Thursday identified the victim of a homicide as 19-year-old Jose Sanchez Jr.
He died Wednesday from gunshot wounds suffered the night before.
Police also identified Adam J. Younger, 29, as the man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in Sanchez's death.
Younger is being held without bail in the Adams County jail. He was captured Thursday morning after a police chase on Interstate 76.
Also arrested was Troy Boldra, 27. He is being held on a parole violation warrant and a traffic warrant out of Park County. Detectives are investigating whether Boldra was involved in the shooting, in the 1600 block of Lima Street in Aurora.
None of those names are familiar. It’s possible, but Younger and Boldra seem unlikely Homey surnames, so it calls into question the involvement of my neighbors. Of course, it is still possible that the victim, Sanchez, came from that house and may have even been trying to make it home when he collapsed in my alley.
Whatever happened, I hope Younger and Boldra spend the rest of their natural lives with an insider’s view of America’s penal system.