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Denver Police Search For Gunman Who Shot Resident Through Front Door

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DENVER (CBS4)- Police in Denver are searching for a gunman after he tried to force his way into a home and then shot the man who lived there through the front door.

Shattered glass and a bullet hole are just some of what investigators are examining in their search for both a gunman and a motive that left one man in critical condition after he was shot.

Police in Denver investigate a shooting in the 4000 block of Navajo Street (credit: CBS)

Police in Denver investigate a shooting in the 4000 block of Navajo Street (credit: CBS)

The man was inside his home in the 4000 block of Navajo Street about 1 a.m. on Tuesday when he heard a knock at the front door. He told police that he didn’t recognize the man standing on his doorstep but opened the door to see what he wanted.

That’s when the gunman asked for someone the resident did not know and tried to close the door. The suspect tried forcing his way into the home but fired a gun through the door when he couldn’t get inside.

The man was struck but is expected to survive.

When police arrived the gunman was gone.

Police have a very basic description of the suspect, a black man in his 20s. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.

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