Investigation underway after man is found shot in the head outside motel in Adams County

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2022-03-25 11:54:09-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – A death investigation is underway after a man was found shot in the head outside a motel in Adams County Friday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the Primrose Motel located at 5450 Federal Boulevard or a report of an adult male with a gunshot wound.

Once at the scene, deputies discovered a man in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to an area trauma center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office said detectives then arrived at the scene to interview witnesses, patrons, and others and detained persons that were on the scene at the time of the shooting.

There is currently no danger to the public or residents of this neighborhood in regard to this incident, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

On March 24, the Adams County Sheriff's Office said they arrested 31-year-old Hayden Banks at the Valli Hi Motel at 7320 N. Pecos St. on March 18 as part of the investigation. The Aurora man has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

This investigation is ongoing.