Police: 1 injured, 1 arrested in shooting at Colfax and Broadway

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Denver police responded to a shooting at Colfax Avenue and Broadway on Feb. 22, 2012. (Photo: Paul Makarushka)

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DENVER — Police responded to a shooting at Colfax Avenue and Broadway Saturday.

The Denver Police Department tweeted Saturday that shots had been fired at Colfax Avenue and Broadway at about 4:45 p.m., and they had one person in custody.

While at first DPD said there were no victims, they later tweeted that a victim did sustain a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

According to a third tweet around 7:17 p.m., police arrested Phillip Citro, 70, in connection to the shooting.

According to the Denver Post, the shooting erupted mayhem, as hundreds of people ran from the scene while others sought safety on a nearby RTD bus.

Justin Moore, a witness to the incident, told the newspaper that the shooting was sparked by an altercation between Citro and a younger man.

Moore said Citro had bumped into the younger man, knocking his cell phone out of his hands. After commenting that cell phones are expensive, the younger man went to sit on a bench. That’s when, according to Moore, Citro pulled out a handgun and fired at the younger man.

However, DPD could not confirm whether or not a conflict provoked the shooting and if it happened according to Moore’s account. They could also not confirm that the incident occurred at a bus stop, and had no explanation as to why the shooter was not wearing pants upon his arrest.

Citro was transported to the hospital to be checked out, said DPD.

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