Man killed in Lakewood shooting; persons of interest identified


LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — A man was killed Monday night in a shooting in Jefferson County.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 3600 block of South Sheridan Boulevard, which the sheriff’s office said is in Lakewood.

Joe Trujillo, 51, was shot at his home and taken to a Denver hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

“No suspects are in custody, but individuals of interest have been identified and the shooting is not believed to be random,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office tip line at: 303-271-5612.

Those wanting to remain anonymous can contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at: 720-913-7867.

The case number is 20-13581.

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