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Denver Police looking for person who shot veteran, stole his dog

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps police find the person responsible.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is asking for the public's help finding the person who shot a veteran and stole his dog.

According to DPD, officers responded to a shooting in the area of 5135 North Chambers Road at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. That's near the intersection of North Chambers Road and Green Valley Ranch Boulevard.

Police said the victim was a Marine Corps veteran. He is expected to survive but his puppy, a terrier mix named Ocean, was stolen, according to DPD.

Credit: Denver Police Department

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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