Woman Arrested After Man Shot To Death In Black Hawk Hotel

BLACK HAWK, Colo. (CBS4) – A suspect is in custody after a shooting death in Black Hawk.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning inside a room at the Isle Hotel and Casino. Tony Velasquez, 26, from Thornton, was killed after being shot in the head.

Colleen Marie Loris (credit: Black Hawk Police Department)

Colleen Marie Loris (credit: Black Hawk Police Department)

An acquaintance of Velasquez, identified by police as Colleen Marie Loris, 43, was booked into the Gilpin County Jail late Tuesday afternoon for second-degree murder and other charges related to the incident.

Police said there were several other people in the room when the 911 call came in around 6 a.m. They were held for questioning for most of the day.

One police officer told CBS4’s Jeff Todd that she’s been working in Black Hawk 12 years and it’s the first homicide case she’s been involved in.


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