Carlos Casillas-Flores, cousin of Aurora shooting suspect accused of killing four, is arrested

The cousin of a suspect wanted in connection to the shooting deaths of four people has been arrested, according to Aurora police.

Joseph Mario Castorena, 21, who remains at large, allegedly killed four victims in a domestic violence incident on Oct. 30, according to police.

On Thursday, police announced the arrest of Carlos Casillas-Flores, 22, on investigation of accessory after the fact, first-degree murder, police said.

“Detectives do not have evidence at this time indicating Carlos was directly involved in the shooting” that killed four people “but investigators determined that Carlos (Casillas-Flores) assisted Joseph (Castorena) in avoiding apprehension,” the Thursday news release said.

Last week, police arrested Castorena’s brother, 18-year-old Juan Angel Castorena, also on investigation of accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.

Aurora homicide investigators continue to work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in pursuing the arrest of Joseph Mario Castorena, the news release said. Casillas-Flores was arrested in Denver by Aurora police.

Killed in an overnight shooting in a home near East 10th Avenue and Geneva Street were four people, including three family members: Jesus Serrano, 51; Maria Anita Serrano, 22; Kenneth Eugene Green Luque, 20; and 49-year-old Rudolfo Salgado Perez.

Jesus Serrano was the father of victim Maria Serrano, police said, and Kenneth Luque was Maria’s husband. Rudolfo Perez was renting space in the home.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Mario Castorena is asked to call 911 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).

 

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