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Suspect arrested after man shot to death at West Colfax motel

Geronimo Alvarado, 29, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning at the Blue Sky Motel in Lakewood.

LAKEWOOD, Colo — A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man at the Blue Sky Motel on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

Officers from the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) were called out to the motel at 6205 W. Colfax Ave. just before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning where they found a man with gunshot wounds. The victim, who later died, was identified as 29-year-old Geronimo Alvarado. 

LPD said the suspect in the shooting, Julian Juan Rivera, was arrested later that same day in Castle Rock. He's now being held at the Jefferson County Jail for suspicion of first-degree murder.

No information about what motivated the crime was immediately available.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the LPD tip line at 303-763-6800. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting 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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