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Suspect in custody after man fatally shot in Ault

Tony Minor was arrested following the shooting Wednesday evening in the small Weld County town.
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Tony Minor

AULT, Colo. — One person is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in Ault Wednesday evening, according to the chief of the Ault Police Department (APD).

Just after 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, officers from APD and other neighboring agencies responded to a shooting in the 300 block of East 1st Street.

Responding officers located one male victim who suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, APD said. The suspect, identified as Tony D. Minor, 36, was arrested at the scene.

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The victim was identified as 48-year-old Oscar Flores-Ortiz. Weld County Coroner's Office said he was a resident at the address.

The final cause of death will be determined after an autopsy, the coroner's office said.

Anyone who has not yet spoken to police who might have information about the shooting is asked to contact APD Detective Bobo at 970-834-1336 ext. 202.

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