Suspect involved in Westminster shooting now in custody, facing murder charge

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 10:49:46-04

Thursday around 3 p.m., Westminster Police were alerted to a shooting in the parking lot of the Cedarwood Square Office Complex at 80th Ave. and Sheridan Boulevard in Denver.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two adults and two children with apparent gunshot wounds.

According to Westminster Police, one of the gunshot victims was an adult male who is expected to survive his injuries.

The other three victims were an adult female and her two male children. Westminster Police said the mother and one of the children sustained life threatening injuries and are in critical condition. The other child had died from his injuries.

At this time police are not releasing the identities of the victims.

(Viewer video of officers apprehending the person of interest. Westminster Police have asked that no images of the man are shared until they update their investigation. We have blurred his image in the video)

Nearly two hours after the shooting, law enforcement released a description of the vehicle that may have been connected to the case and asked the public to be on the lookout for it.

Our reporting partner in Denver, 9News reports that a CPW officer spotted the vehicle heading south on I-25 around 5:30 p.m. Colorado State Patrol later found the vehicle on I-25 near Meadows Parkway and were able to stop it.

9News reports they have confirmation that a 23-year-old man is in the Adams County Jail facing murder charges in connection to the shooting in Westminster. The suspect’s name is not being released at this time at the request of investigators who need to confirm the man’s identity through a line-up. Investigators are concerned that the release of his name would lead to the release of his photograph.

We have learned that the suspect is registered to vote at an address in Colorado Springs.

At this time, police do not have a motive for the crime.

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