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DENVER — A woman wanted in connection to a Centennial homicide was taken into custody after a pursuit on Monday morning, the Aurora Police Department said.

An arrest warrant was out on 34-year-old Jacqueline Lucero in the death of 30-year-old Adolph Arellano, who was shot and killed on Oct. 30 in the 300 block of East Highline Circle in Centennial, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office said Lucero and Arellano were known to each other, and did not believe it was a random crime.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Fugitive Task Force developed information that Lucero was near West 72nd Avenue and South Federal Boulevard on Monday morning.

As law enforcement officials were setting up, Lucero left the location in a black Mercedes, eluding officers, police said.

The Denver Police Department spotted the vehicle and began following it just before 10 a.m. near East 56th Avenue and Quebec Street.

Lucero led police in two marked patrol vehicles on a pursuit through parts of Denver, unincorporated Arapahoe County and Aurora before crashing at East Alameda Avenue and South Potomac Street in Aurora.

Lucero hit at least two vehicles during the chase, one at Leetsdale Drive and South Monaco Parkway, and another at East Evans Avenue and South Oneida Street.

Lucero was taken into custody after a brief foot chase and is being held on the first-degree murder warrant. Additional charges related to Monday’s incident are pending.

No injuries were reported.