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2 killed in shooting in Westwood neighborhood, suspect in custody

Police said a suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting that also left another person injured.

DENVER — Denver Police Department (DPD) said a suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting of three people, including two who died, in the 3600 block of Morrison Road Thursday evening.

The area is located south of Alameda Avenue and west of Federal Boulevard in the Westwood neighborhood.

DPD said two victims died after being taken to the hospital and a third remains hospitalized with an injury that is not life-threatening.

The Denver Medical Examiners Office identified the two men killed as 33-year-old Epimeno Martinez and 28-year-old Michael Vance.

A suspect, identified as Kenneth Berry, 28, was arrested around 5:45 a.m. Friday near the 500 block of Park Avenue West, DPD said. He is facing two counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder, according to jail records.

Credit: KUSA

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted.

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here.

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