Luiz Meza busted in Patricio Archuleta murder at MGM's Restaurant & Lounge (22)
Early -- very early -- into the Labor Day holiday weekend, gunfire erupted near MGM's Restaurant & Lounge.
The result: Patricio Archuleta died of his wounds, and Luis Meza has been arrested on suspicion of pulling the trigger. But Meza didn't go into custody quietly.
According to the Denver Police Department, officers responded to a call at MGM's around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday. In the parking lot of the establishment, they found Archuleta, 34, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.
Meanwhile, a report about a vehicle driving by a suspect in the shooting soon scored a hit -- but an attempted traffic stop soon led to a chase that finally ended in the area around Interstate 70 and Washington Street. There, a man later identified as Meza, 33, was taken into custody for investigation of first-degree murder.
Thus far, no mug shot of Meza has been released. Look below to see an interactive graphic of the area near the scene of the crime. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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