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Thornton Police: 16-year-old arrested in connection with shooting death

A 17-year-old was shot and killed in the 1700 block of West 102nd Avenue in Thornton on April 28.

THORNTON, Colo. — The Thornton Police Department (TPD) is investigating a homicide that happened late on Wednesday, April 28 in the 1700 block of West 102nd Avenue, according to the department. That's southeast of West 104th Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Officers were called to the scene for a reported shooting. A 17-year-old victim had been transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police. The victim's name has not yet been released.

Police said their investigation led them to a 16-year-old boy as the alleged shooter. An arrest warrant was issued for the teen, police said. On Tuesday, May 4, the 16-year-old was arrested near the town of Craig in Moffat County in northwestern Colorado, the Moffat County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) said. 

The teen was brought back to the Front Range, MCSO said.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to 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 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. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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