One killed in Adams County home invasion

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- One person was killed after a home invasion on Thursday morning, the Adams County Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting happened at a home in the 16400 block of Tucson Street just outside Brighton.

An elderly woman inside the house called 911 to report a home invasion, the sheriff's office said. The man, who friends said was the elderly woman's son, was killed during the invasion.

No arrests had been made as of late Thursday, but deputies said they have a person of interest.

"There's not a danger to the public," sheriff's Sgt. Jim Morgen said. "We think we may have a known suspect, but we can't release that at this point."

The crime scene is located in a very rural area. There was no word on a motive as of late Thursday.

A friend of the male victim said he worked at a trucking dispatch company in Denver. Although deputies have a person of interest, Morgen said the investigation is far from over.

"At this point, we have very limited witnesses to this," Morgen said. "It's a pretty desolate place, so it's not like we can do a neighborhood canvass and talk to neighbors who might've seen or heard something."

Detectives spent part of their investigation cutting out paneling from the side of a trailer next to the home where the man was found dead. The section that was cut out appeared to be evidence of a bullet hole.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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