‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect captured after deadly shooting at trailer park

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DENVER -- An "armed and dangerous" suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of his stepfather was apprehended Wednesday morning in Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

Mullen High School was placed on lockdown after the shooting about 8:15 a.m. at the Bear Creek Village (3500 S. King St.) in southwest Denver and near the high school, the Sheridan Police Department said.

Police put out a search for Nicholas Benhmida, who was reported to be "armed and dangerous" and wanted in connection with the shooting of his stepfather after a disagreement.

Sheridan police said Benhmida was in a 2003 silver Saturn with Colorado license plates 858QLS.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Benhmida is suspected in a robbery at the Canyon View Animal Hospital (12482 W. Ken Caryl Ave. in Littleton) after the shooting.

He was apprehended near West Hampden Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard without incident.


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