A man shot when he
allegedly invaded a southwest Denver home during a weekend robbery remained in
critical condition Tuesday.
Another suspect in the Sunday evening robbery
and gun battle fled on foot, and Denver police continued to search for him
Sean Rodriguez was being treated for a gunshot
wound to the abdomen, a hospital spokeswoman said. Rodriguez, 20, of Englewood,
was on a police hold at Denver Health Medical Center for investigation of
aggravated robbery and burglary.
Detectives were still trying to sort out the
sequence of events and determine which of the family members inside the Barnum
home opened fire on Rodriguez and his alleged accomplice, Sgt. Tony Lombard
said. They have not determined if the shooter was "within their
rights," he said.
Detectives also are trying to determine whether
Rodriguez and his alleged accomplice may have been involved in other home
invasion robberies, Lombard said.
The robbery victims, which included a husband,
wife, and their two sons, told detectives that Rodriguez and the other attacker
entered through the front door about 7:40 p.m. Sunday. The intruders brandished
handguns, and pointed the weapons at the father, demanding cash and property.
Police said the robbers then took some property
from the house and fled. Family members pursued the robbers out the front door
and one of them grabbed a firearm, Lt. Jon Priest said.
A gun battle followed, Priest said.
Officers eventually discovered the wounded
Rodriguez at another location, Priest said.
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