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Updated Mile High Murder, No. 41: Woman fatally shot in AT&T parking lot at 2535 E. 40th Avenue

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At around 3:30 a.m. this morning,

a woman was reportedly shot and killed

in a parking lot outside an AT&T building, near an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). More than six hours later, the Denver Police Department hasn't managed to issue a press release about the slaying, but someone posted a tweet to the

DPD Twitter feed

. It reads: "BREAKING NEWS: DPD Offcrs and Dets are investigating a death at 2535 E 40th Ave. No further details availible [sic] at this time -- look for updates." Just don't look there -- not yet, anyhow.

Update, 10:50 a.m.: The DPD has belatedly released information about the crime described above. Read the latest below:

On Monday, September 28, 2009, at approximately 3:39 a.m. the Denver Police Department received a call of a female down in the parking lot of 2535 E. 40th Avenue. The caller stated they observed the female talking to someone in a grey or silver SUV before hearing possible gunshots. When witnesses went to check on the female they observed the female lying down on the ground next to her vehicle, and the grey or silver SUV leaving the scene, eastbound on E. 40th Avenue. Denver Police arrived on scene and could not confirm the nature of the female's injury. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. This crime is being investigated as a Homicide. The female's identity is not being released at this time pending a positive identification and notification of the next of kin by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

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