Katon Hutt and Nekeya “Tiffany” Brown, both 35, shot dead in Aurora
Aurora police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in a deadly double shooting that happened on Christmas Eve.
Katon Hutt and Nekeya “Tiffany” Brown, both 35, were fatally shot in a residence in the 1500 block of Boston Street, police said. Hutt was legally blind and Brown was his caretaker, police and family said.
Brown’s mother, Ethel Goodrich, described her daughter as a kind, caring and generous person.
“She was a giving person, a caretaker and a nurturer,” Goodrich said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference at police headquarters.
Goodrich and police, including interim Chief Art Acevedo, asked for the public’s help in identifying suspects. Goodrich also asked that the perpetrators surrender.
“I want you to know when you took her life you took a part of mine as well,” Goodrich said. “I will get justice.”
Detective Troy Raines, who is investigating the shooting along with other detectives, said the incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 24. There were no reports called in of shots fired or any disturbance reported in the area, he said. The bodies were found about 10 hours later, after a call was made requesting a welfare check at the residence.
“The 10-hour time difference is huge,” Raines said. After two months, investigators have no eyewitnesses.
On Monday, preceding the news conference, police released surveillance photographs of suspects who were wearing winter coats with hoods and winter face masks. The pair drove up to the residence in a dark-colored sedan, which was missing a hub cap on the front passenger tire.
So far, the suspects have not been identified. Aurora police hope that the news conference will generate interest and lead to tips. Police credited Goodrich with having the strength and courage to speak at the news conference.
“A mother should not have to bury a child,” Acevedo said. “If you know something, come forward before the violence takes you.”
Brown herself was a mother of three children — ages 4, 10 and 16.
“I want them to know that their mother loved them,” Goodrich said.
Anyone with information on the shooting, suspects, or the suspect vehicle is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).
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