Witnesses sought after teen shoots man during drug deal

WESTMINSTER - Police are looking for witnesses after a teen shot a man during a drug deal in Westminster Thursday. 

It happened about 1:45 p.m in the 5700 block of 92nd Avenue.

The 19-year-old victim had arranged to sell marijuana to a 16-year-old in the parking lot of the Madison Hill townhome complex, police said.

The victim told police that when got to the parking lot the teen pulled out a handgun and attempted to rob him.

After a struggle over the gun, the suspect got out of the car and shot the victim in the shoulder before leaving the area in a black 2005 Subaru Legacy. Police say the teen has since been taken into custody. 

The victim drove himself home before calling police. The severity of his injuries are not known at this time. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Sailor at 303-658-4137.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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