2 arrested, linked to Craigslist shooting gunman

2 arrested, linked to Craigslist shooting gunman
Posted at 5:42 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 13:32:06-05

Lakewood Police say two people arrested in Denver are connected to the suspects in Monday’s Craigslist shooting.

Denver Police arrested two people near Sheridan Boulevard and West 20th Avenue after a police pursuit late Wednesday night. That's near Sloan Lake.

Lakewood Police said the two people taken into custody are believed to be associates of the suspects in Monday's shooting, but they were arrested on other charges, including eluding the police.

On Monday, a man was shot and had his car stolen after meeting with a couple who responded to a Craigslist ad he posted, Lakewood Police say.

The shooting happened near 26th Avenue and Pierce Street. That's near Lumberg Elementary School and MCPN Jefferson High School.

Police now say the Craigslist ad and the encounter were "very likely drug related."

Police say the victim and another man were sitting in a 1998 green Ford Escort when a man and a woman pulled up behind him in a white sedan.

The suspect demanded the men get out of the Escort and shot one of them.

The female suspect got in the victim’s Escort and drove off. The male suspect left in the small white sedan.

The shooting victim was rushed to a local hospital but is expected to survive.

Lakewood Police are still looking for the victim’s Escort, which has Colorado plates QKL-268.

Several local police departments and sheriff's office offer "safe zones" to conduct online sales transactions. Police advise meeting in public places, if not at their lots, to conduct Craigslist exchanges for safety reasons.