A man was found dead at the RTD bus stop near 58th Avenue and Kipling Parkway early in the morning of Jan. 17, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.
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A man was found dead at the RTD bus stop near 58th Avenue and Kipling Parkway early in the morning of Jan. 17, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling. The victim is believed to be an unhoused individual, and APD is investigating the death as a homicide.
At around 8 a.m. on Jan. 17, APD received a request for a welfare check on a person with a blanket at the bus stop in front of the McDonald’s located at 9825 West 58th Avenue. The caller reported that the person was laying on the ground with their feet close to the road.
Officers responded shortly after the call and discovered a deceased male laying near the bus stop bench. Snelling said that no other identifying information about the victim was available at this time but added that APD may put out a request for community support with the case at a later time.
At about 5:10 p.m. on the evening of Jan. 16, Arvada police got calls reporting gunshots in the area of Grandview Avenue and Estes Street. Around that same time, a call came in saying a man had been shot in the foot.
The man was found at 57th Avenue and Yarrow Street with a superficial gunshot wound in the food. The man said he was walking and didn’t see anyone firing a gun at him.
Snelling said APD believes the man was hit by a stray bullet from a nearby altercation.
“At this point, we feel that there was an altercation between a white (KIA) sedan and a white SUV,” Snelling said. “We believe that one of the rounds traveled a great distance east and landed in a guy’s foot. It would not be uncommon for the bullet to travel a fair distance.”
Snelling said that no other injuries from the altercation have been reported, but the department put a request out to be notified by local hospitals. The man who was shot in the foot was treated by responding paramedics and released with superficial injuries.
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