DENVER (KDVR) — The Arvada Police Department asked people in the area of 63rd Avenue and Estes Street to stay indoors due to a large police presence and suspect search on Sunday afternoon.
Arvada Police were working with the Westminster Police Department to find a suspect in a shooting that happened Sunday around 9:50 a.m. in the 9800 block of Westcliff Parkway, according to WPD.
The original call said two men were fighting when one shot the other, WPD said. The man who was shot was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect fled in a vehicle, which was found near 64th Avenue and Estes Street in Arvada.
Arvada Police provided an update just after 1 p.m. and said the suspect may be in an apartment on 62nd Avenue between Estes and Dover Streets.
As of 7 p.m., police were still advising nearby residents to stay indoors and shelter in place. APD was working with Jeffco SWAT in the search.
By 7:32 p.m., WPD said the suspect was not found in those apartments after a warranted search, but said officers would be in the area for several more hours gathering evidence.
Police told FOX31 that the shelter-in-place was lifted. As of 9 p.m., police were still searching for the suspect.
APD advised anyone in the area to call 911 to report any suspicious people in the area.
FOX31 spoke with neighbors who said they were surprised to wake up to police activity.
“We woke up and then we saw a bunch of police activity outside and there was a drone flying outside and we wanted to see what was going on,” Patrick Shoemaker said. “It’s a little concerning, obviously. We just moved here so you move to a new neighborhood you hope it’s going to be safe.”
Another neighbor had just got back in town.
“Just flew in an hour ago so don’t really know what’s going on but just know that it’s hard to get into my house,” Kurt Stimeling said. “I wouldn’t expect this to happen again, at least I hope not.”
WPD said the victim’s identity would be released by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.