One suspect believed to be involved in a home invasion in the Wellshire neighborhood was arrested Sunday after going to urgent care with a gunshot wound, the Denver Police Department said.
Ragat Adan, 19, is being held for investigation of attempted first-degree murder, according to the arrest report.
Police said Adan and three others attempted to rob a home at 2970 S. Madison St. on Saturday night, resulting in a shootout that seriously injured Adan and two of the home’s occupants.
Three suspects entered the home through an unlocked front door at 8 p.m. and ordered the three occupants in the front room to get on the floor, the arrest report said. One of the suspects was armed with a semi-automatic rifle.
Police said the suspects did not know the victims.
One of the residents was inside a bedroom and came out with a gun, firing at the intruders.
The suspects fired back, leading to a shootout in which one of the residents was shot in the arm and another was grazed by a bullet in the back of the head, police said.
Police believe Adan was shot during this altercation.
The victim shot in the head is expected to survive. The condition of the victim shot in the arm is unknown.
The three intruders fled the home immediately after the shootout, running to a fourth suspect waiting in a red sedan parked outside of the home.
About four hours later, Adan was brought to Centura Urgent Care at 7000 E. Hampden Ave. with a gunshot wound in his abdomen. Adan identified himself but refused to answer questions about how he had been shot.
Two people described as Black men dropped off Adan at the urgent care and left in a red sedan matching the description of the getaway car.
Adan was identified by one of the home’s residents using a photo array. He was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Sunday but remains in the hospital. His condition is unknown.
The other three suspects involved in the home invasion are still on the loose. The suspects who entered the home are described as men wearing all black clothing. There is no description available for the getaway driver.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can be anonymous and are eligible for a $2,000 reward.