Suspect arrested after body found in street near downtown Denver

DENVER -- One person was arrested in connection to a homicide investigation after the body of a man was found in a street early Friday morning, the Denver Police Department said

The body was found about 4:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Curtis Street near downtown.

A witness said a couple came to the area in an attempt to buy drugs when two men got into a confrontation. Police have not confirmed that it's a possible drug deal gone bad.

Detectives put out several evidence markers, and combed the streets and alleys in the area, looking for a possible weapon. It's not known if the man was shot, stabbed or beaten to death.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man and a woman were taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police closed Curtis between Park Avenue West and 25th Street, and 24th Street was closed between Champa and Arapahoe streets while officers investigated.

The name and age of the victim were not released.