ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A man who was seen running with a rifle not far from an area where gunshots were reported on Wednesday night was arrested after a woman was found dead nearby.
Officers responded to the shots fired call around 9:57 p.m. Wednesday in the area near South Elati Street and West Radcliff Avenue, Englewood Police said.
When officers arrived, they encountered a man running west on West Radcliff Avenue. Police said he was wearing body armor, was carrying multiple rounds of ammunition and was armed with a rifle and a pistol. Officers took the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Quoc Nguyen, into custody.
Police later found a woman's body inside a nearby home. She was later identified as Patricia Darlene Grass, 68. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, and it was ruled a homicide, Arapahoe County Coroner's Office said.
Nguyen was booked at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility on suspicion of first-degree murder. It's not clear whether or how he was connected to the victim.
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