By Ben Warwick

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Wheat Ridge spent much of early Wednesday morning searching for a homicide suspect. It shut down an area 44th and Lee, near the Kipling intersection.

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Officers were investigating a report of a stolen car at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday. There was a man inside, who officers identified as a homicide suspect. A CodeRed alert was then issued for the area, and police strongly urged people to stay in their homes and to not answer the door while officers searched.

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The scene was cleared around 4:30 a.m., and the alert was lifted.

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Police are still searching. If anyone has information, or saw anything suspicious, they’re asked to call Wheat Ridge Police at 303-237-2220.

Ben Warwick