Suspect arrested in Edgewater shooting death

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DENVER — Police arrested Monday a 23-year-old man on suspicion of murdering 41-year-old John Goggin in Edgewater on Thursday.

Floyd Sandoval was identified as one of two men who were at Goggin’s home shortly before his death. Police were still seeking the second man.

The incident began when police found Goggin suffering from a gunshot wound in a home located at 2555 Sheridan Blvd. on Thursday. The victim 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.

Police were seeking a second man in the killing. Police were seeking a second man in the killing.

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.

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

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