Lakewood police search for Brian Exequiel Alarcon-Palma in fatal shooting case

A man was shot dead in Lakewood, and police are looking for a suspect in a first-degree murder investigation.

The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. on Dec. 6 in the area of West 13th Avenue and Pierce Street, according to a Tuesday news release. A call was made to 911 when the victim, 26-year-old Jose Javier Mendoza-Ortiz, was spotted lying on the sidewalk with shell casings around him. Mendoza-Ortiz died at the scene.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Exequiel Alarcon-Palma, 23, in connection to the shooting, police said.

Anyone with information on the shooting, or the whereabouts of Alarcon-Palma, is asked to call Lakewood police at 303-763-6800.

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