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Suspect in custody after deadly southwest Denver shooting

Jerry Doung, 26, is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to Denver Police.

DENVER — A man has been arrested and is being held for investigation of first-degree murder after a deadly shooting early Friday, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

The shooting was reported in the 1200 block of South Federal Boulevard not far from the intersection with West Mississippi Avenue. DPD first alerted the public about it shortly before 8 a.m. Friday.

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When officers responded to the scene, they found an adult man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead, DPD said.

Late Friday afternoon, DPD said Jerry Doung, 26, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody.

On Nov. 15, the Denver Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Javier Esparza Labrador, 24.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

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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