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Police investigating possible homicide in Breckenridge

Ryan Slabaugh
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. ” A 35-year-old man died outside a Breckenridge restaurant and bar early Monday morning, and police are investigating the incident as a homicide, according to Kim Green of the Breckenridge Police Department.

Police are still searching for the suspect in the crime, who was captured on surveillance video, Green said.

“We’re trying to get more witnesses and patrons in here to look at video,” Green said. “Until we get some cooperation, we won’t have much more information.”

According to the press release from Breckenridge police:

– At 1:18 a.m. on Monday, the Breckenridge Police Department was dispatched to the Salt Creek Steakhouse, 110 Lincoln Ave., on the report of a disturbance.

– Upon arrival, officers found bystanders performing CPR on a 35-year-old man. A medical response was requested from the Red, White and Blue Fire Department and Summit County ambulance.

– The subject was transported to the Summit County Medical Center by Summit County ambulance where he was pronounced dead at 2:09 a.m.

– Agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation responded from Denver to assist with the investigation and the processing of the crime scene.

– Fourteen patrons and employees of the Salt Creek Steakhouse were transported to the Breckenridge Police Department where they were interviewed.

– The Summit County Coroner’s Office is in the process of establishing a positive identification of the subject and notifying next of kin. All information regarding the identity of the victim and cause of death will be released by the coroner’s office. This is expected to take several days.

– The Breckenridge Police Department is attempting to locate additional witnesses and two individuals who may have been involved in an altercation with the victim inside the Salt Creek Steakhouse.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Susan Quesada at (970) 547-3137, or if you have information to report about this incident or any other crime, and want to remain anonymous, contact Summit County Crime Stoppers at (866) 453-STOP.

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