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West Glenwood Springs homicide under investigation

Glenwood Springs Police are investigating the Wednesday morning death of an area homeless man outside a business at the West Glenwood Springs Mall as a homicide.

Police Chief Terry Wilson said Wednesday afternoon that police do not have any suspects at this time, however.

According to a late-afternoon press release Wednesday, Glenwood Police and emergency services were called to a report a little after 8 a.m. that morning involving a man lying in a pool of blood outside a business with apparent trauma.

Officials confirmed that a white male victim believed to be in his mid-50s was deceased. The man was known to local law enforcement, and the death is now being investigated as a homicide, Chief Wilson said.

The victim’s name is not being released until final identification is confirmed, and his family is notified, the chief said.

Wilson added, he “does not see any reason for citizens to be concerned with the suspect in this case seeking other victims.” Wilson did encourage citizens to be cautious and aware of their surroundings and to notify the Police Department of any suspicious behavior.

Due to the ongoing investigation, Wilson declined to provide additional information, but said more will be released as it becomes available.

In the meantime, if anyone has any information pertaining to the case, they are asked to contact the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 970-384-6500.

Assisting in the investigation are the Garfield County Coroner’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Wilson said.

In a separate, unrelated incident Wednesday afternoon, Glenwood Springs police and fire were also called to a residence on Bennett Avenue for a suspected drug overdose. One man died and another was hospitalized in that incident, police said.

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