7-Eleven shooting now a homicide after man hit in the arm dies (17)
Years of television viewing has trained most of us to believe that being shot in the arm isn't serious. In fact, heroes hit there tend to shrug it off entirely, as they would a mosquito bite.
Things don't always work that way in the real world, though. Case in point: A man shot in the arm over the weekend has now died.
As a result, the case is now being investigated as a homicide. Details below.
According to Technician Raquel Lopez, spokeswoman for the Denver Police Department, the first report of the incident came in at 10:39 a.m. Sunday, September 29.
Officers were dispatched to 105 Knox Court, the location of a 7-Eleven store.
The scene of the crime.
"It appears that a weapon was presented and a man shot the victim in the arm," Lopez says.
Afterward, she continues, "somebody took the victim to the hospital -- an ambulance wasn't called. But things went bad for him, and he died yesterday."
At this point, the Denver coroner's office hasn't released the man's name or cause of death, and Lopez says, "we don't have anyone in custody" for the crime.
Lopez is unaware of surveillance footage that may have captured the incident or the person on the other side of the gun. As such, there's no suspect description, and while a witness did see a red vehicle in the vicinity, its make and model wasn't mentioned. But the investigation is continuing, and she notes that "homicide has taken over the case."
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