Man killed after fight in Ara­pa­hoe County

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kirk Mitchell

Deputies in Ara­pa­hoe County are search­ing for a man ac­cused of fa­tally shoot­ing a 36-year-old man he found in his ex-girl­friend’s apart­ment Thurs­day night.

Au­thor­i­ties have not iden­ti­fied the sus­pect be­cause they are still seek­ing a war­rant for his ar­rest, said Julie Brooks, spokes­woman for the Ara­pa­hoe County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment. The vic­tim, the woman and a friend of the sus­pect, who also got in­volved in the ex­plo­sive ar­gu­ment, have not been iden­ti­fied.

The sus­pect is the fa­ther of a child with the woman. The sus­pect and the mother have a his­tory of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, Brooks said.

“They shared a child,” she said. “We know who we are look­ing for.”

The sus­pect showed up at the woman’s apart­ment, on the 3100 block of W. Gi­rard Av­enue, Thurs­day night with a friend. The woman did not know her ex-boyfriend’s com­pan­ion, Brooks said.

“They were un­in­vited, unan­nounced and un­wanted,” Brooks said.

An ar­gu­ment broke out among the vic­tim, sus­pect and the other man, Brooks said. The friend of the sus­pect and the vic­tim got into a fist­fight, she said, and the friend wound up “on the los­ing end of the fight.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the ex-boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot and killed the 36year-old man, Brooks said.

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