WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Westminster searched for two suspects wanted in a home invasion, robbery and shooting connected to a marijuana grow operation at a home.
Police say about 3 a.m. Tuesday, officers rushed to the residence in the 7400 block of Julian Street. When they arrived they found a 73-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.
The man told officers he was asleep when two males broke into the home and woke him up. The victim is from out of state and was in town for a model train convention, visiting friends, when the home invasion happened.
He told police both suspects were wearing masks at the time of the shooting.
Officers found a large marijuana grow and hash operation at the residence and believe this may be the motive behind the robbery and shooting.
The victim will undergo surgery and is expected to survive his injuries.
Additional Information from Westminster Police:
The Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying who may be responsible for this senseless crime. If anyone has information they are asked to call the Westminster Police Department 303 658 4360 or you can contact Crime Stoppers 720 913 STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $2000.00 reward.