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The fifth victim dies in Denver-area rampage that police say was targeted

  The fifth victim dies in Denver-area rampage that police say was targeted

The fifth victim dies in Denver-area rampage that police say was targeted
 The fifth victim dies in Denver-area rampage that police say was targeted

The fifth victim dies in Denver-area rampage that police say was targeted A fifth casualty has kicked the bucket in the Denver region police say was deliberate  A gunman who went on a shooting rampage in several locations around the Denver area, killing five people and wounding two, authorities said 

Tim Stelloh A fifth casualty has kicked the bucket later a shooter who more than once gotten away from police guardianship did what specialists depicted on Tuesday as savagery against a Denver civil region.


Sarah Steck, 28, kicked the bucket Tuesday at a nearby clinic. Steck was an agent at Hyatt House, a lodging in midtown Denver, Lakewood police representative John Romero told newsgathering.


A Lakewood cop who fired and killed a shooter subsequent to harming him with a shotgun stayed at the clinic, Romero said.


Specialists distinguished the suspect on Tuesday as Lyndon James McLeod, 47.


In view of the underlying examination, agents tracked down that the suspect "had designated specific people," Cmdr of Denver police. Said Matt Clark.

It was not immediately clear why McLeod shot Steck, although he may have had "problems" with the hotel, Clark said.

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In a written statement, the hotel's general manager, Andra Alvarez, did not say what McLeod's relationship with Hyatt House could be. The hotel stopped working to allow staff to cry, he said.


"My colleagues and guests knew Sarah through her contagious laughter and her love of cats, art, and music - especially Blink-182," Alvarez said. "But most of all, Sarah loved her boyfriend, family, and friends. We will miss her very much."


Denver police chief Paul Pazen said McLeod was "on the radar" of the law and had been investigated twice - once between 2020 and this year. No investigation has led to state or criminal cases, and Pazen declined to give further details about the investigation or what led to it.


Pazen added that the motive for what he called "violent crime" was not clear.


The violence started just after 5 p.m. On Monday, two women were shot dead and a man injured in a business near the city of Denver, Clark said. Officials had not yet honored the victims. NBC's US-based Denver Den reported that the business was a Sol Tribe tattoo shop.It was not immediately clear why McLeod shot Steck, although he may have had "problems" with the hotel, Clark said.

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In a written statement, the hotel's general manager, Andra Alvarez, did not say what McLeod's relationship with Hyatt House could be. The hotel stopped working to allow staff to cry, he said.


"My colleagues and guests knew Sarah through her contagious laughter and her love of cats, art, and music - especially Blink-182," Alvarez said. "But most of all, Sarah loved her boyfriend, family, and friends. We will miss her very much."


Denver police chief Paul Pazen said McLeod was "on the radar" of the law and had been investigated twice - once between 2020 and this year. No investigation has led to state or criminal cases.

Clark said   After setting fire to a bakkie in a cave behind the building, McLeod shot and killed a man in a house a few miles away, Clark said. The man was not identified.


Police were chasing and shooting McLeod, who was driving a black Ford Econoline van, followed, Clark said. McLeod "crippled" a police car and fled to Interstate 25 en route to Lakewood, about 8 miles west of Denver.

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"He was a wonderful brother, Father, Son and brother," a post on the store's Facebook page on Tuesday added, "Scofield - also known as Dano Blair - and others" were "brutally murdered." McLeod escaped by Lakewood police who spotted him near Wells Fargo bank, Romero said. 


A Lakewood police officer spotted McLeod near the hotel and ordered him to drop his weapon. McLeod started firing, hitting the agent in the stomach, Romero said. "He managed to control himself and retaliated by shooting her," said Romero.

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"He took a situation that was already horrible and risked to stop it," he said. Romero did not identify the agent. He said he had been a veteran of the army for three years and was wearing a bulletproof vest when he was beaten.


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