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1 man dead in Civic Center shooting, state Capitol briefly on lockdown

Lee Fowler was shot on Monday afternoon and died at the hospital, a suspect is in custody, according to Denver Police.

DENVER — The state Capitol was put on lockdown after a shooting Monday afternoon in nearby Civic Center Park that left one man dead and one person in custody, according to law enforcement.

The shooting happened just after noon in Civic Center Park, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD). The Capitol was placed on lockdown at 12:25 p.m. "for an abundance of caution," said Colorado State Patrol (CSP). The Capitol is just east of the park.

The lockdown was lifted about 1 p.m., CSP said.

Lee Fowler, 35, was identified as the victim by the Denver medical examiner's office.

DPD officers took a suspect, whose name has not yet been released, into custody.  

The shooting was the result of a dispute between the suspect and victim, a DPD spokesman said. Fowler was shot multiple times, he said.

Investigators are not looking for any other suspects at this time, DPD said.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or 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 are 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. 

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