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1 woman killed in shooting after altercation in Denver

Marissa Gilliam is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the case.

DENVER — A woman died in a shooting early Saturday morning near East 40th Avenue and Steele Street, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

The shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the area south of Interstate 70 and west of Colorado Boulevard. It started with an altercation that lead to shots being fired, according to a DPD spokesman.

The victim, identified by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner identified as 40-year-old Olivya Hill, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. The death was ruled a homicide caused by a gunshot injury, according to the medical examiner's office.

DPD announced an arrest Monday morning. Marissa Gilliam, 37, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, DPD said.

DPD was also investigating other incidents early Saturday:

  • A man was shot about 4:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Yosemite Street and was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. No suspect was in custody, DPD said.
  • A man was shot about 4 a.m. in the area of West Mississippi Avenue and South Tejon Street and was taken to a hospital. No suspect was in custody, according to police.
  • A man was stabbed at 1:38 a.m. at East Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street and was taken to a hospital, and investigators were working to gather more information, DPD said.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents can contact Metro Denver 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.

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