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Police Release Photo of Suspect Wanted in Shooting Outside Capitol

Police Release Photo of Suspect Wanted in Shooting Outside Capitol
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Just before noon on January 31, shots were fired near the State Capitol, resulting in one injury. Today, February 3, police released a photo of the suspect, describing him as a "Hispanic male in his 20s."

The Denver Police Department believes that the shots came after an argument on an RTD bus traveling westbound on Colfax Avenue.

The suspect is being described as a Hispanic male in his twenties. - DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT
The suspect is being described as a Hispanic male in his twenties.
Denver Police Department
"There was an argument on the bus between a group of individuals. The bus stopped around Colfax and Grant. That's when those individuals were getting off the bus. As they're getting off the bus, shots were fired. One of those shots struck the victim in the upper arm," says Jay Casillas, a spokesperson for the police department.

The suspects fled on foot after the shooting.


"It doesn't appear that the victim that was shot was involved in the argument," says Casillas. "He was out on the sidewalk."

The man wounded by the gunshot was transported to the hospital, and his injuries appear to be non-life-threatening, according to the department.

Anyone with information about the shooting or suspect is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or 720-913-STOP. 
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