Man arrested as suspect in fatal shooting in Denver’s Green Valley Ranch area

A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree murder for a shooting death in the Green Valley Ranch area, according to Denver police.

Edward Sandoval is suspected of the Sunday night shooting in the 5400 block of Odessa Street, according to a news release. The shooting occurred as part of a “family disturbance.”

The victim will be identified by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.

Police responded to a residence just before 8:30 p.m. on a 911 call about a shooting, according to an arrest affidavit in the case. Officers arrived and the victim was taken by ambulance to University Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m.

Witnesses on scene told investigators that the suspect and the victim had argued twice in the basement of the home prior to the shooting. Sandoval allegedly came upstairs armed with a rifle and shot the victim, who was armed with a handgun, according to the affidavit.

After the shooting, Sandoval allegedly fled the scene, still armed with the rifle, in a Jeep.

Rifle shell casings casing and “two bullet strikes” were found in the kitchen of the home as part of the ongoing investigation. An arrest warrant was issued for Sandoval.

He is being held at the Denver jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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