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Suspect arrested after shooting at Arvada apartment complex

Jesse Cordova was located and taken into custody in Jefferson County just a few hours after the shooting.

ARVADA, Colo. — Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex Thursday morning in Arvada.

The shooting was reported around 8:20 a.m. at the Palmetto Club Apartments near West 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, a spokesman for Arvada Police (APD) said.

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Officers responded to the area and located one victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. His injuries were considered life-threatening, but APD said his condition has been stabilized.

APD said the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Jesse Cordova, left the shooting scene in a vehicle. He was later located and arrested around 11 a.m. near Coal Mine Avenue and Robincrest Lane in unincorporated Jefferson County.

Cordova was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and is being held for investigation of attempted murder. It's believed that he and the victim were known to each other, according to Arvada Police.

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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. 

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