Man in custody after allegedly shooting and killing suspected burglar

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) — Police say a man was killed early Monday morning in Commerce City after burglarizing a food market.

Around 4:50 a.m., officers were called to the Haraf Foods Market in the area of 10700 Belle Creek Blvd. for reports of a burglary and shots fired.

According to police, 20-year-old William Paul Schuette, a resident in a nearby apartment, admitted to shooting at three burglary suspects as they left the market.

The man who was killed was in a vehicle when he was shot. The two other suspects ran from the area.

Police took a juvenile male in for questioning, although it does not appear that he has been charged at this point.

Schuette, the alleged shooter, is in custody on suspicion of murder.

Reporter Vicente Arenas was on scene after the incident:

On Tuesday, the Commerce City Police Department announced a virtual community meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Anyone in the neighborhood who would like to discuss concerns in regards to this incident may join.

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