2 taken into custody in fatal shooting at Thornton apartment complex


Suspect arrested in shooting at Thornton apartment complex on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

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THORNTON, Colo. -- A man was killed and two suspects were taken into custody after an early-morning shooting at an apartment complex on Monday, the Thornton Police Department said.

Police were called to the Renaissance 88 apartments in the 300 block of East 88th Avenue about 3:40 a.m. A man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the complex.

"It was like four or five gunshots early in the morning," resident Victor Santos said.

Witnesses told police that a man and a woman were seen running from the scene.

Law enforcement evacuated two buildings and went door to door looking for the suspects. They were taken into custody without incident about 7:30 a.m.

Thornton police were being assisted by the Federal Heights Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

The name, age and gender of the shooting victim have not been released.

Police have not said what led to the shooting.

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