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Denver Shooting – Denver Police Department confirmed the death in Hil

The Denver Police Department has confirmed that a suspect is in custody after a shooting that is being investigated as a murder, but police say it does not appear the shooter was driven by a political ideology. One person was shot dead by two men during a demonstration outside the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday, and Denver police are now saying one person was fatally shot. [Sources: 2, 4, 12]

The Denver Police Department confirmed the death in Hill, and the death occurred after another person was shot outside the Denver Art Museum on Saturday afternoon. One of the victims, identified by the family as Isabella Thallas, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Denver director of the Department of Public Affairs and Public Health said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from the Colorado State Capitol. [Sources: 6, 12]

Shortly after 3: 30 p.m., the participants in the right-wing rally began to leave the amphitheater for the south. Montoya said the shooting occurred immediately after the protests ended, according to a Denver Police Department statement. [Sources: 4, 9]

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were taken to nearby hospitals with injuries, including one of the suspected shooters. Investigators said the drive – the shooting was unrelated to the family reunion and occurred shortly after 5 p.m., and none of the victims appeared to have been critically injured – may have been connected to a gunshot wound, according to police. Pazen said police were aware of at least another shooting at a house in the area, but no injuries. A group of vacant homes scattered when Denver police arrived at the scene after climbing a fence in Manning’s backyard, according to Montoya. [Sources: 0, 1, 3, 11]

DPD Division Chief Joe Montoya cautioned at a news conference Saturday night against speculation about the affiliation of any of the victims or suspects in the shooting. This story has been updated to include additional information about possible links between suspects. At the news conference, Montaya said he could not comment on whether the Denver television station was involved in the shooting, but he would comment when asked about it at a future news conference, according to a news release from the station. [Sources: 4, 9]

The department said the shooting is being investigated as a homicide and plans to release more details about the incident on Sunday and Monday. The sheriff’s office held a motorcade Saturday night in honor of the deputy killed in the shooting, according to a news release. [Sources: 7, 12]

The shooting coincided with two other protests in Denver, one called a right-wing Patriot Rally and the other called BLM Antifa Soup Drive, which was intended to counter the first rally. The group that helped organize the counter-protests said it planned to appear earlier this week. [Sources: 12]

Police arrived and made no arrests in the attack on campus in Littleton, which marked the second shooting at the University of Colorado in Denver in less than two weeks and the third in Denver in three weeks. [Sources: 5]

Denver police said in a tweet that further investigation revealed that the suspect in custody was a private security guard with no connection to Antifa. Denver-based 9News reported Saturday night that the security guard is a Pinkerton contractor hired to protect the station’s reporters during the protests. A news release about the shooting said two people from the area surrounding the outlet were arrested. Further investigation revealed that a suspect who had a gun in his possession at a demonstration in Littleton, Colo., on Saturday night is being investigated by the Denver Police Department homicide squad, according to a news release from the department’s Information Office. In another tweet, Denver police said that further investigation had taken into custody a suspect who was a private security guard with no connection to Antonis. [Sources: 2, 4, 9]

Alexis Mendez-Perez was shot dead by a security guard in the early hours of Saturday, according to Denver police. According to a news release from the department’s information office, the shooting of Mendez Perez occurred when he and his girlfriend were suspected of breaking into an empty rental building in northeast Denver. [Sources: 11]

Witness Hisam Derani told the Denver Post that one of the gunmen fired a handgun before getting into a car and leaving the area. Spurlock said the shooter fired at least 100 shots from a rifle and that the four deputies who initially arrived at the residence “nearly collapsed within seconds,” the Denver Post reported. [Sources: 1, 7]

A man was struck by a car as he fled the scene, overshadowing a quiet Sunday afternoon that brought the number of people injured by gunfire in Denver this year to a three-year high. Campbell said nine people were injured in the shooting and a tenth person had hit a vehicle while fleeing. [Sources: 0, 10]

The deaths have sparked protests and outrage across Denver, and DPD has changed its policy to shoot at moving cars, which is prohibited. [Sources: 8] Sources: [0]: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/09/denver-shooting-police-say-10-people-hurt-park-drive/3332955001/ [1]: https://time.com/5459685/denver-downtown-shooting-updates/ [2]: https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/10/shooting-denver-protests-arrests/ [3]: https://www.greeleytribune.com/denver-drive-by-shooting-valverde-byers-park-mayor-police-chief [4]: https://coloradonewsline.com/2020/10/10/man-shot-and-killed-after-patriot-muster-in-downtown-denver/ [5]: https://news.sky.com/story/denver-school-shooting-hero-student-tackled-gunman-and-died-to-protect-his-friends-11714992 [6]: https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/crime/denver-shooting-huron-street-29th-avenue/73-4fdb276b-6c4e-4598-9cd5-3d97902efccc [7]: https://splinternews.com/several-sheriff-s-deputies-wounded-in-active-shooting-i-1821679407 [8]: https://www.5280.com/2020/06/denver-police-departments-history-of-officer-involved-shootings/ [9]: https://abc17news.com/news/national-world/2020/10/11/1-dead-after-shooting-at-protest-in-denver-police-say/ [10]: https://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/2020/08/10/denver-park-shooting-nine-shot-six-kids/ [11]: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/colorado-teenager-was-fatally-shot-while-running-away-duty-officer-n1238455 [12]: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/520504-shooting-at-competing-rallies-leaves-1-dead

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