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Man killed in rental car parking lot shooting identified

Denver Police said Derron Harris was arrested in connection to the shooting in the area of Broadway and 3rd Ave. that left Patrick Huhn dead and a woman injured.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) said a 54-year-old man was dead and a woman was in critical condition after a shooting Friday afternoon in the area of 3rd Avenue and North Broadway.

Officers took a man into custody minutes after the shooting about 1 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of an Enterprise Rent-A-Car between 3rd and 4th avenues, DPD said.

Derron Harris, 30, was being held for investigation of first-degree murder. Police said the DA's Office will determine the charges Harris will face.

"An eyewitness that witnessed the shooting was able to point him out to officers," said Joe Montoya, DPD division chief of investigations. "Officers were able to get that suspect into custody and has been transported down to the Denver Police Department.”

Two victims – who were not Enterprise employees and might have been customers – were taken to a hospital, DPD said. A man was pronounced deceased, and a woman is in critical condition, DPD said.

The man was identified by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner as 54-year-old Patrick Huhn, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide due to multiple gunshot wounds.

There appeared to be no connection between the victims and the suspect, and the motive was under investigation, Montoya said.

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Police were looking for a female who was a person of interest. She was seen with the suspect but was not involved in the shooting, Montoya said.

Police said Saturday morning that the person of interest was found and wasn't facing any charges. Police had also found the vehicle that the suspect and the female drove to the scene: a silver Chrysler 200 with slight damage to the left front quarter panel.

A 9NEWS reporter on the scene said witnesses reported hearing five to six gunshots and saw a man running through the alley.

This was the 37th homicide so far in 2022, compared with 31 homicides at this time in 2021, DPD said.

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