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Victim of fatal shooting in Green Valley Ranch identified

The victim and suspect argued before the shooting in the 5400 block of Odessa St., according to the affidavit in the case.

DENVER — Witnesses to a fatal shooting Sunday in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood told police that the incident started as an argument inside a residence and that they fled the house just before the gunshots started, according to the affidavit in the case.

According to the Denver Police Department (DPD), the shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. inside a house in the 5400 block of North Odessa Street.

The victim, identified Monday as 38-year-old Dennis Lozoya was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The coroner ruled his death a homicide and said the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

On Monday afternoon, DPD arrested Edward Sandoval, 20, on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Witnesses told police that Sandoval and Lozoya had an argument in the basement of the house before they came upstairs with weapons -- Lozoya with a handgun and Sandoval with a rifle, according to the affidavit.

At least two witnesses ran from the house, while another locked herself in a bathroom before they heard multiple gunshots, the affidavit said.

One witness then saw the suspect walk out the front door with the rifle and drive away, the affidavit said. The witnesses then found the victim down inside the house with rifle shell casings.

The affidavit states that the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds and that a neighbor's doorbell video recorded audio of 14 to 16 gunshots.

The shooting was one of four in Denver over the weekend.

The victim in a shooting in the 1400 block of North Verbena Street died, and a suspect was arrested. The victims in two more shootings -- one at Park Avenue West and Welton Street, and another in the 1200 block of North Yates Street -- were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Another homicide victim died after being stabbed in the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard.

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