7-Eleven shooting now a homicide after man hit in the arm dies (17)

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Years of television viewing has trained most of us to believe that being shot in the arm isn't serious. In fact, heroes hit there tend to shrug it off entirely, as they would a mosquito bite.

Things don't always work that way in the real world, though. Case in point: A man shot in the arm over the weekend has now died.

As a result, the case is now being investigated as a homicide. Details below.

According to Technician Raquel Lopez, spokeswoman for the Denver Police Department, the first report of the incident came in at 10:39 a.m. Sunday, September 29.

Officers were dispatched to 105 Knox Court, the location of a 7-Eleven store.

The scene of the crime.
"It appears that a weapon was presented and a man shot the victim in the arm," Lopez says.

Afterward, she continues, "somebody took the victim to the hospital -- an ambulance wasn't called. But things went bad for him, and he died yesterday."

At this point, the Denver coroner's office hasn't released the man's name or cause of death, and Lopez says, "we don't have anyone in custody" for the crime.

Lopez is unaware of surveillance footage that may have captured the incident or the person on the other side of the gun. As such, there's no suspect description, and while a witness did see a red vehicle in the vicinity, its make and model wasn't mentioned. But the investigation is continuing, and she notes that "homicide has taken over the case."

Look below to see an interactive graphic of the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

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I go to that 7-11 all the time and I did not even know about this.

Patty Leidy
Patty Leidy

my boyfriend in Atlanta got shot in the shoulder, it took mere seconds for the bullet to travel into the vein into his heart..he was dead before they could get him out of the ambulance...

Sam Greaserig
Sam Greaserig

TV shows 'teach' us that a punch in the nose knocks anyone unconscious, other times that multiple gunshot are just flesh wounds.... cars explode on impact, 30 seconds of leaving your gas stove on will destroy an entire city block, and that smart bombs kill only their intended target.... the us government is trying to do the right thing, robocop is the good guy, and breast implants are sexy.

Heather Doozer
Heather Doozer

if TV shows "teach" you anything, especially about the realities of guns, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!

Rob Bot
Rob Bot

Denver Westwood, pushing the anti 7-11 agenda..


Is itme or are the Denver Police sounding more and more like the Keystone Kops?

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