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Woman hospitalized, man in custody after Boulder shooting

Boulder police believe man and woman knew each other

Boulder police respond to the scene of a shooting at 3550 Frontier Ave. in Boulder on Oct. 16, 2019.
Boulder police respond to the scene of a shooting at 3550 Frontier Ave. in Boulder on Oct. 16, 2019.

A woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and one suspect was arrested after a shooting in east Boulder Wednesday afternoon.

Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden said the shooting was reported at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday at Black Lab Sports, a sports tech incubator, located at 3550 Frontier Ave.

Ogden said police have taken the suspect, a white male in his 40s, into custody.

The woman, who is 36, was shot with a handgun and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police radio traffic indicated she was shot in the arm.

Boulder police Detective Sgt. Barry Hartkopp said the victim was continuing to make a recovery Wednesday night and “was doing as well as can be expected.”

Ogden said the building was evacuated after the shooting.

Police believe the man and the woman know each other, but are still investigating what led to the shooting.

“Police are in the process of interviewing witnesses and trying to get more information,” Ogden said.

Outside of Black Lab Sports, more than a dozen people huddled together, some hugging and crying. A man at the scene, who did not provide his name, said his wife had been inside but was unharmed.

Another woman, who also did not provide her name, cried into a cellphone and said she had been late to an acupuncture appointment at Black Lab Sports that afternoon and that she knew the victim.

The sight of police cars and ambulances attracted the attention of onlookers from several neighboring businesses. Jerry Lee, the CEO of Newton Running across the street from Black Lab Sports, said, “There were too many cars for there to be nothing” going on. Lee said he didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary that afternoon, but that the flash of police lights caught his attention and he went outside to take a look.

Hartkopp said he couldn’t release further details on the investigation as of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, but said more information would be available Thursday.

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