UNINCORPORATED ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A Denver metro liquor store owner was shot during a break-in Wednesday morning, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
There was a 911 call just before 6 a.m. reporting a man at the OK Liquor store on Parker Road who had been shot in the leg, according to Deputy John Bartmann with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Denver metro liquor store owner shot during a break-in on Parker Road Wednesday morning
Someone threw a rock through the liquor store’s window and started to break into the store when the owner confronted a suspect, Bartmann said.
In total there were three suspects, according to the sheriff’s office.
At least one of the suspects shot at the owner, hitting him in the leg before the owner returned fire. The liquor store owner was taken to the hospital.
His family said Wednesday he has since been released and is recovering at home.
The two suspects ran from the scene, driving away in a red Hyundai Sonata, northbound on Parker Road.
Another worker said the owner had decided to stay at the liquor store overnight because he was going to be covering the morning shift Wednesday.
Denver7 spoke with Amari Sands, who said he has been friends with the owners for several years. He was shocked to see what had happened.
“They’re real family oriented people, they’re really nice,” said Sands. “They always care about anybody in the community, they don’t really start problems with anybody.”
A worker at the liquor store was at the site on Wednesday as the window was being fixed. He said the store will be closed for at least a couple of days.
#ALERT Sheriff deputies are on scene of a shooting at a liquor store at 1422 S. Parker Rd. One person has been injured and transported to the hospital. Deputies are still trying to gather information. Follow here for updates. pic.twitter.com/HBhZube1M0
— Arapahoe Sheriff (@ArapahoeSO) November 1, 2023
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