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Suspect in deadly Denver shooting charged with murder, kidnapping arrested near Strasburg after pursuit

A 2-year-old boy was inside the vehicle during the pursuit, according to Colorado State Patrol
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Posted at 9:37 PM, Feb 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-25 15:37:41-05

DENVER — A suspect in a Denver murder and kidnapping investigation was arrested near Strasburg after a pursuit, according to the Denver Police Department.

The shooting began as a domestic dispute, police said. It happened around 8:15 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of Durham Court.

The victim, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Denver police. Her identity will be released by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner at a later time.

The suspect — identified Saturday as 43-year-old Clemente Flores-Hernandez — was arrested with the help of the Adams County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol near Strasburg after a pursuit, Denver PD said in a tweet.

CSP told Denver7 the vehicle crashed after the sheriff's office deployed a stop stick.

A 2-year-old boy, the female victim's grandson, was inside the vehicle during the pursuit, according to CSP. The child was recovered during the arrest and was uninjured. His relation to Flores-Hernandez is not known at this time.

Flores-Hernandez was injured, CSP said, but his exact injuries are not known.

The suspect is being held for investigation of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, and first-degree kidnapping, Denver police said in a news release Saturday.

No further details were provided.

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