$5,000 reward offered in search for alleged sports bar arsonist

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DENVER — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who arson investigators believe set a sports bar on fire.

There are surveillance images of the suspect, who investigators said was seen loitering outside Shepes Bar and Grill at 7800 E. Colfax Ave. just before the fire started around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

“We were lucky to get a quick attack on the fire, so there was as little damage as possible with the intense attack that we had,” Denver Fire Department Capt. Greg Pixley said.

No one was injured in the fire. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting Denver Fire with this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or the ATF’s tip line at 1-800-283-4867.

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