Police try to ID possible witness in Edgewater shooting death

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Police want to talk to the man wearing a hat. He may be associated with a green or blue 2004-2007 model Kia Sportage.

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DENVER — Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible witness who may have seen a shooting that killed a man in Edgewater Thursday afternoon.

Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in a home located at 2555 Sheridan Blvd. Thursday. Officers do not believe the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

The victim, 41-year-old John Goggin, was seriously injured by a gunshot in the garage of the home he rented in the 2500 block of Sheridan Blvd. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“It seems to me that he got the raw end of the deal,” said Christine Meece, Goggin’s friend. “Something somewhere went wrong, from him being such a good-hearted person, helping everyone out. That’s not the way I was thinking it was ever going to end.”

Goggin worked at a Sonic Drive-in down the street, and spent time with employees at a local pawn shop in the area.

“He was a big-hearted guy, he helped out anybody who he can, what he can,” said Don Lopez, Goggin’s landlord. “It was a senseless shooting is all I can think of.”

Authorities have released surveillance camera photos of a man in a hat and a car, a green or blue Kia Sportage, he may be connected with. They believe the person may know more about Goggin’s murder.

Edgewater Police, along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Westminster Police and the Wheat Ridge Police Department are asking for help identifying the man seen wearing a hat in the pictures below.

Anyone who has information about this man or the shooting is asked to call (303) 886-3568.

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