Three men found shot to death in Adams County home late Tuesday afternoon in apparent murder-suicide

Adams County deputies say the deadly shooting may have occurred following a family dispute
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Posted at 8:13 PM, Nov 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-22 13:31:10-05

Editor's note: An original version of the story said four men died in the shooting. But the public information officer for the Adams County Sheriff's Office said it relayed incorrect information last night. Denver7 is working to learn more.

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Deputies are investigating after three men were found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide inside an Adams County home late Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies were called to a home on Franklin Drive near the intersection with 84th Avenue in unincorporated Adams County on a report of a gunshot victim at that home at around 4:25 p.m. Tuesday.

When deputies arrived at the scene, three men were found shot to death inside the residence after law enforcement, along with with EMS and fire personnel, forced their way into the home, Adams County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Adam Sherman told Denver7 via phone Tuesday evening.

While the investigation into the shooting is still in its early stages, Sherman said the shooting may have occurred following a family dispute of some sort.

"This appears to be a murder-suicide situation with some sort of family dynamic involved, with the main suspect having died by suicide," Sherman said, adding deputies are currently interviewing multiple witnesses, including neighbors and family members — a process that could take take several days to complete as investigators search for clues to figure out what led to the deadly shooting.

Sherman said deputies were also in the process of obtaining a search warrant so they can collect evidence from inside the home.

In a social media post, the sheriff’s office wrote that the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and that there was no danger to the public.

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