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Suspect in downtown Denver shooting arrested in Kansas

A woman died in the shooting Monday morning near 22nd and Arapahoe streets.

DENVER — A suspect in a fatal shooting Monday in downtown Denver was arrested during a traffic stop in Kansas, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

The shooting happened at 6:19 a.m. Monday near the intersection of 22nd and Arapahoe streets. When officers arrived on scene, they found a woman with gunshot wounds. She was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Police have not said what led up to the incident.

Detectives obtained a warrant for a suspect, Jeremiah Rashad Kendrick.

Later on Monday, Kendrick was arrested in Kansas after a traffic stop, according to police.

He was being held in the Wabaunsee County jail, according to jail records. Interstate 70 passes through Wabaunsee County, which is just west of Topeka.

The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday identified the victim as Rashelle Blevins, 37.

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The Denver Police Department investigated a deadly shooting near 22nd Street and Arapahoe Street on Monday morning.

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