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Woman injured in shooting at Adams County shopping center along Sheridan Boulevard; suspect turns self in

Suspect facing 3 counts of attempted murder
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Posted at 12:03 PM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-28 17:57:27-05

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — One woman was injured in a shooting at a shopping center in Adams County on Wednesday morning. A suspect was arrested Saturday.

Sgt. Adam Sherman with the Adams County Sheriff's Office said the call about shots fired came in around 10:35 a.m. and deputies responded to the Berkeley Village shopping center along the 5300 block of Sheridan Boulevard.

Deputies found a woman with a gunshot wound and applied a tourniquet to help her, Sherman said. She was transported to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Sherman said it appears that the front of multiple businesses were shot. The injured woman was inside one of the businesses, he said.

Woman injured in shooting at Adams County shopping center along Sheridan Boulevard

On Saturday, the sheriff's office announced the arrest of a suspect, 36-year-old Diego Sanchez. The sheriff's office said Sanchez was arrested by officers from the Frederick Police Department after calling from a phone in the area to turn himself in.

Northbound Sheridan Boulevard was closed between Interstate 70 and Colorado Highway 95 Frontage Road until about 12:05 p.m.

The investigation was passed off to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) after it was determined the crime started on their side of Sheridan. JCSO said Sanchez allegedly fired shots at a vehicle in Sheridan Estates mobile home park across the street from the shopping center. Investigators said they believe the car was targeted.

Stray bullets hit another car turning into the Berkeley Village shopping center, and flew into the building, where the woman was struck. At the time, she had been working out in a Zumba class.

“I don't know what kind of world we live in that it doesn't matter if we go to Zumba, we got to a movie theater, or we go to Walmart," said the woman who was shot while driving her car into the strip center. “How normal can we live?”

Sanchez is facing three counts of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault-extreme indifference and illegal discharge of a firearm.

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