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2 arrested in connection with Lakewood motel homicide

Lakewood Police said 29-year-old Angel Santibanez was shot and killed Monday.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department said officers are investigating after a man was fatally shot at a motel on Monday.

The shooting happened just before noon at Trail's End Motel on 9025 W. Colfax Ave., police said.

The victim, Angel Santibanez, 29, was taken to the hospital, where he died. 

Lakewood Police announced the arrests of two men Thursday morning. 

Maliq Williamson, 24, is being held at the Jefferson County detention center under suspicion of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond, according to jail records.

Antonio Johnson, 35, is being held on suspicion of accessory to first-degree murder. Jail records show Johnson is being held on $50,000 cash bond.

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Maliq Williamson(left) and Antonio Johnson(right) were arrested in connection with the slaying of 29-year-old Angel Santibanez.

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Anyone with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit 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 is 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. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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