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An unidentified man died early Feb. 8, and another man is in custody after an incident in the Belle Creek section of Commerce City. It started shortly before 5 a.m. in the 10700 block of Belle …
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An unidentified man died early Feb. 8, and another man is in custody after an incident in the Belle Creek section of Commerce City.
It started shortly before 5 a.m. in the 10700 block of Belle Creek Boulevard.
Interim Commerce City Police Dave Mowey said the original call was for a burglary and shots fired at the Haraf Foods Market. When officers arrived, they found a car that crashed into other nearby vehicles. Officers also found a Hispanic male – also a burglary suspect, Mowey said – inside the vehicle who had died from gunshot wounds.
“Upon further investigation, officers determined that multiple males were involved in burglarizing the food market,” Mowey said in a statement. “An adult male resident of a nearby apartment told officers he opened fire on the suspects with a firearm. The man in question, William Paul Schuette, 20, is currently in custody on suspicion of murder.”
Two other suspects in the burglary escaped. Police arrested another suspect, a juvenile male, who is undergoing questioning. Mowey said it doesn’t appear there are other victims or threats to the area.
Belle Creek Charter School went to remote learning on Feb. 8 because of the investigation.
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