Suspect in Broomfield shooting death of 71-year-old resident is arrested

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a 71-year-old Broomfield man.

Joseph Maestas-Sanchez, 22, was taken into custody on Thursday, police said in a news release.

On Wednesday at about 6:30 a.m. Michael Lewis was found fatally shot in a parking lot in the 2200 block of Sunridge Circle.

“Investigators allege Mr. Lewis was shot when he attempted to confront the suspect who was attempting to enter unlocked vehicles in the area,” police said.

Maestas-Sanchez is being held at the Broomfield jail without bond pending the filing of formal charges by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing and additional suspects believed to be responsible for criminal trespass crimes in the same area have been identified, police said.

Anyone with information on the shooting or on vehicle break-ins in the area is asked to call police at 303-464-5749, or call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).


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