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Argument between friends leads to shooting, arrest, DPD says

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the victim was shot in the shoulder, according to police.
Credit: Denver Police Department
Marcus Houcks, 32, is under arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a shooting Saturday in the 4300 block of North Cook Street in Denver.

DENVER — An argument between friends early Saturday ended with one hospitalized with a gunshot wound and the other under arrest for attempted murder, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

DPD responded to the shooting at 4:24 a.m. Saturday in the 4300 block of North Cook Street. About three hours later, DPD said one person was in custody in connection to the shooting.

Police arrested Marcus Houcks, 32, on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 3.

According to the affidavit in the case, the victim told police he was with two friends, including Houcks, at about 5 a.m. Saturday. The victim got into an argument with Houcks, and Houcks shot him in the right shoulder, the affidavit says.

A witness told DPD that Houcks and the victim had been arguing at her residence the previous evening, and she heard a gunshot outside her front door that morning. After the gunshot, she saw Houcks leave in a vehicle, the affidavit says.

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