Victim of shooting at Arvada’s Palmetto Club Apartments in stable condition

Suspect apprehended by JeffCo Sheriff’s office in Littleton after fleeing crime scene

Rylee Dunn
rdunn@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 8/18/22

The victim of a shooting that took place the morning of Aug. 18 at the Palmetto Club Apartments in Arvada is in stable condition after surgery, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.

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Victim of shooting at Arvada’s Palmetto Club Apartments in stable condition

Suspect apprehended by JeffCo Sheriff’s office in Littleton after fleeing crime scene

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The victim of a shooting that took place the morning of Aug. 18 at the Palmetto Club Apartments in Arvada is in stable condition after surgery, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.

One unidentified male victim was shot in the chest in the apartment complex's parking lot by Jesse Cordova, 41, Snelling said. Cordova is in custody after being apprehended by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Littleton near Columbine High School around 11 a.m. Aug. 18. Cordova fled the scene in Arvada shortly after the shooting.

Cordova is being placed in jail for the investigation of first degree murder.  Snelling said he was not talking to authorities and asked for a lawyer. 

Snelling said he was unsure if the victim and the suspect were residents of the Palmetto Club Apartments, but said they had family or friends that live there, which explained their presence at the apartment complex.

Cordova and the victim had been seen aguing in the leadup to the shooting, according to Snelling. 

"We believe there was some ongoing disagreement," Snelling said. 

Snelling said he appreciated JCSO's help in the case.

“We’re very appreciative for their quick assistance in apprehending this suspect,” Snelling said.

This story will be updated as it develops.

arvada news, arvada shooting, jefferson county sheriffs, Dave Snelling

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