Driver found shot to death after vehicle is found in Lakewood ditch

Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 20:08:23-05

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – A suspect remains at-large after police found a person shot to death inside a car in a Lakewood ditch early Saturday night.

Police went to West 9th Avenue and Allison Street on reports of a shots fired call at around 7 p.m. Once officers got there, they noticed the vehicle in a ditch with the driver inside, shot to death, according to a Lakewood Police Department spokesperson.

The victim has been identified as Phillip Tod Penny, 44. 

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide. No suspect information was immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing and Lakewood police detectives continue to follow up on developed leads. They are asking anyone who believes they have information that would assist them in their investigation to please call the Lakewood Police Department at (303) 987-7111.


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