Denver police: 1 suspect in custody, 2 guns recovered at homicide scene

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DENVER (KDVR) — A shooting near Civic Center Park is being investigated as a homicide after a male was pronounced dead at the hospital on Saturday, according to Denver police.

Denver Police Division Chief of Investigations, Joe Montoya said at 3:37 p.m. officers in the area near Civic Center Park to monitor a rival-rally group protest radioed that shots had been fired.

When officers arrived at the scene between the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library, a man was down on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound, Montoya said. Authorities gave aid until the victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased.

Two white, male suspects were taken into custody following the shooting. Montoya said only one remains in custody with suspected involvement in the homicide.

Two guns and mace were recovered from the scene, Montoya said. The shooting is believed to have stemmed from an argument between the two men but could not confirm if they were part of the protest groups.

Denver police said it will report new information as soon as it is available.

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