An 18-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting and killing a teen in 2019, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Monday in a news release.
Edgar Hernandez-Flores in May pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting a fellow Colorado Early College student, Jeremy Jamaal Rudolph, on March 18, 2019 near the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and Sable Boulevard in Aurora.
The two students were in different groups and had on ongoing dispute over one student pushing another, prosecutors said.
On March 18, Rudolph and his friends encountered Hernandez-Flores near Tollgate Creek, prosecutor said, when Hernandez-Flores fired 14 shots at the group, hitting and killing Rudolph.
“All the parties in this case are youthful; the tragedy is that Jeremy will never grow up because of the senseless actions of the defendant,” Senior Chief Deputy District Attorney Vicki Klingensmith, who prosecuted the case, said in the news release. “A schoolyard spat escalated into a murder, and Mr. Rudolph’s family is left grieving because Jeremy will never come home from school again.”
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