Police in Westminster are searching for a 16-year-old boy who allegedly shot a man during a botched marijuana robbery Saturday afternoon.
Investigators say the shooting happened about 1:45 p.m. on the 5700 block of 92nd Avenue in the parking lot of the Madison Hill townhomes complex.
The 19-year-old victim told police he had arranged to sell marijuana to the 16-year-old. When the victim got to the parking lot, the 16-year-old and a man got into his vehicle.
“The 16-year-old suspect pulled out a handgun in an attempt to rob the victim,” police said in a Wednesday news release. “There was a struggle for the gun and as the suspect got out of the car he shot the victim in the shoulder.”
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The victim drove himself home before calling police, authorities say. Investigators are looking for a black, 2005 four-door Subaru Legacy.
Police are calling the shooting a case of attempted murder.
Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call Det. Sailor 303-658-4137.
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