Police believe ‘random encounter’ at Denver store led to man’s shooting death in broad daylight

Posted at 3:23 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 17:23:53-04

DENVER — Police in Denver believe a “random encounter” outside a convenience store led to the shooting death of a man in broad daylight on Sheridan Boulevard Monday.

The shooting was reported at 3:47 p.m. by the Denver Police Department. It happened outside a Sinclair gas station near the intersection of W. 10th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle but were later apprehended. Officers arrested Richard Marin, 20, for investigation of first degree murder and Raylene Chacon, 19, for investigation of accessory to first degree murder.

The victim was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound following the shooting but was pronounced deceased at the hospital, police said in a tweet. The Denver Medical Examiner’s Office will release his name at a later time.

Police said it appears Marin and Chacon and the victim were not known to each other, and this was a random encounter. The arrest affidavits remain sealed.