2 suspects arrested in fatal shooting outside Colfax Avenue 7-Eleven

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DENVER -- Two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man outside a 7-Eleven store have been arrested, the Denver Police Department said Monday.

David Houston, 25, and a juvenile are in custody, police said. The white four-door vehicle they were believed to have been in was also recovered.

Police released photos of the suspects and the vehicle in hopes of tracking them down.

About 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 39-year-old Justin Slyter was shot and killed outside the store at 551 E. Colfax Ave. near the Fillmore Auditorium.

"Everyone knows Justin as an amazing friend, father and husband. One of the nicest people on the planet. This is terrible and heartbreaking," Slyter's friend Brandon Kindred said.

Slyter's father said that his son worked in one of the most dangerous professions there is--repairing high-voltage power lines--that he'd be helicoptered in to areas, and work high above the ground.

He said he thought someday he might get a call saying his son was accidentally killed by touching the wrong wire.

He never expected him to die this way, outside a 7-11, by strangers, with a gun.

Kindred also says he was really into house music and loved to support local DJ’s and music.

Police have not said what led to the shooting.