Person shot to death early Friday morning in Commerce City, police say

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-21 14:28:50-04

UPDATE | July 21 — The suspect in this homicide, 28-year-old Omar Nieves, was located and arrested on July 20. He is accused of killing a person along the 1500 block of E. 118th Avenue on July 14. His photo has been removed from this story.


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A homicide investigation is underway after police found a person shot to death at a home in Commerce City early Friday morning.

Officers with the Commerce City Police department responded to a home on E. 118th Ave. near the intersection with Moline St. shortly before 6 a.m. Friday on a report of a shots fired called at a home in the area.

Once on scene, officers found a person who had been shot to death.

The suspect in the shooting was identified as Omar Nieves and has a no bond homicide out for his arrest. He is 5-feet, 6-inches tall and has brown eyes and black hair. His last known location was in the Denver metro area.

The Commerce City Police Department Investigations Unit is investigating what led to the deadly shooting.

If you have information on his whereabouts or locate Mr. Nieves please immediately contact the CCPD Tip Line at 303-289-3626.

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“This is an active, ongoing criminal investigation and contributing factors to the incident are still being determined,” a spokesperson for the department said in a news release.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Commerce City Police Department Tip Line at (303) 289-3626.

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