DENVER — A man is dead following a shooting at a Tesla charging station at the Edgewater Public Market Wednesday morning.
Edgewater police say the shooting started as a fight between two Tesla drivers at the charging station in the 5500 block of W. 20th Avenue, in the market's parking lot.
One man, a Denver resident, was shot around 9:40 a.m. and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jenny Fulton told Denver7. He was 33 years old.
The man who allegedly pulled the trigger left the scene before calling 911 to report what had happened, Fulton said. He was identified as being 38 years old. The shooter has since been detained.
At first, Edgewater PD told Denver7 that the altercation between the drivers was over a charging station spot, but after speaking to witnesses and investigating further, EPD Sergeant Bob Brink confirmed they no longer believe that to be the case.
Brink says an altercation did occur, but investigators are still piecing together what the fight was about.
EPD doesn't believe the suspect and victim knew each other.
According to Brink, the victim, who was also armed, walked up to the shooter's vehicle when the altercation and shooting occurred.
A law enforcement source told Denver7 that the shooter called 9-1-1 and reported macing the victim before opening fire. The shooter was detained in the 1500 block of Xavier Street.
One of the parties involved owned the vehicle, while the other was renting, Brink said.
Few other details were available late Wednesday morning.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that driver was taken into custody in the 1500 block of Xavier Street in Denver. The Edgewater Police Department is investigating in partnership with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as well as the 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office Investigation Unit.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office once family has been notified.
There is currently no threat to the public.