UPDATE, 5:55 p.m. — Commerce City police said Angel Lozano, the person of interest in this case, has turned himself in. No other details are available.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Commerce City police are searching for a suspect in a homicide off E. 78th Avenue and Dahlia Street, according to a post from the department on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Homicide investigation at 78th/Dahlia. One victim. We have a suspect identified but not yet located. We believe the suspect and victim knew each other and this was not random. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/GdPE2vJVdL— Commerce City Police Department (@CommerceCityPD) January 1, 2024
A man in his mid 20s died, according to Commerce City Police Public Information Officer Joanna Small said Monday morning. Officers believe the suspect and victim knew each other, and this was not a random killing, Commerce City police said.
Angel Lozano, 19, is a person of interest in connection to the deadly shooting, Small said.
Lozano is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, according to Small.
"Angel Lozano is possibly having a mental health crisis and could be armed/dangerous," Small said.
You're asked to avoid the area, Commerce City police said, and do not approach Lozano if you come come across him.
If you believe you've see him or know his whereabouts, Commerce City police ask that you call 911 immediately.
This is a developing story. We are working to learn more and will update this story when we have new information.