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Edgewater man shot to death at party early Sunday, suspect hospitalized in critical condition

The shooting happened in the 2700 block of Ingalls Street, police said


An Edgewater man is dead after a Sunday morning shooting at a party and the shooter is in the hospital with serious injuries, Edgewater police said Monday.

Edgewater Chief of Police Eric Sonstegard said it appeared the shooting took place inside an apartment in the 2700 block of Ingalls Street and that several people wrestled with the shooter to subdue him.

Sonstegard said police believe there were at least six people in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but there could have been more that officers are working to identify.

The other individuals in the apartment subdued the alleged shooter, leaving the 29-year-old Denver man with traumatic injuries, Sonstegard said.

It appeared to be a large gathering or party with friends and alcohol, and the suspect was an invited guest, he said.

Officers who responded to the scene just after 5:15 a.m. Sunday found a 29-year-old Edgewater man with a gunshot wound and the suspect with head trauma, according to a Sunday release from the police department.

Paramedics administered medical care to the gunshot victim at the scene, but he died from his injuries. The victim’s identity and cause of death will be released by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.

Emergency personnel took the suspect to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition and intubated, Sonstegard said.

Police are unaware of any possible motive that might have led to the shooting and have been unable to speak with the suspect due to his condition, but the preliminary investigation suggested the suspect had gotten into an altercation with the victim before the shooting.

“The suspect was present in the apartment and known to the other people there, this wasn’t some random person bursting in,” Sonstegard said.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact police investigators at 720-763-3024 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

This is a developing story.

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