One shot at Green Valley Ranch King Soopers; suspect in custody

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DENVER -- One person was shot in the parking lot of a King Soopers grocery store in Green Valley Ranch on Sunday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

Officers were dispatched to the store near East 48th Avenue and Tower Road about 10:45 a.m. on reports of a shooting.

A man was found inside the store who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.

"I  was parked next to where the parking carts are stored and was loading my groceries in my passenger door and heard five or six really loud shots," a witness said.

“I heard the shots when I was at the checkout counter and he collapsed in the store and blood was everywhere," shopper Sherri Fields said.

Police found a vehicle matching a description of one that might have been involved in the shooting.

The driver, who matched the description of the suspect, got out and went into the neighborhood near East 56th Avenue and Crown Boulevard in the Montbello neighborhood.

Officers established a perimeter when a resident called to say a man had entered his home "by deception."

“The guy just came to my home and knocked at the door, like really aggressive and mad," Jesus Orozco said. "So I answered it and he told me, 'Hey can I use your phone' and I was just thinking about it and i said, 'No, my phone is dead,' and he was like 'OK' and started telling me bad words and everything."

Orozco said he knew something was wrong and feared for his kids.

A SWAT team was sent out and the suspect game himself up peacefully, police said. The suspect has not been identified.

The King Soopers reopened a few hours after the shooting. Police said the shooting victim is going to be OK.

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