DENVER (KDVR) — One person was killed and two others were taken to the hospital following a shooting and car crash in the City Park West neighborhood Monday night.
It happened in the 1700 block of East 17th Avenue, according to the Denver Police Department. FOX31 was at the scene about 10 p.m., where police had the road blocked off at Williams Street.
Originally, police said three victims were taken to the hospital after a shooting, but later provided an update that two of the three people were shot and suffered gunshot wounds, while the third person was taken to the hospital but was not shot.
According to DPD based on preliminary information, a suspect fired shots and hit a man who was driving on East 17th Avenue. The man crashed his car and died from his injuries. His female passenger sustained injuries from the crash but was not shot.
DPD said a security guard in the area saw the crash and went to help. The guard was also shot by the suspect and remains in critical condition.
The male suspect fled the scene by driving the security guard’s car. However, the suspect was stopped by officers near Lincoln and Colfax and was arrested.
Police have not determined if the first shooting was random or if the driver and suspect knew each other.
This investigation is ongoing. FOX31 has a crew at the scene Tuesday morning and is working to learn more information.