One person dead, one seriously injured after a hit-and-run on South Broadway

Denver police have arrested one person.

Scene of a shooting on Champa between 16th and 17th. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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One woman is dead and one man is seriously injured after a hit-and-run Friday night in the alley near Broadway and Ellsworth.

Denver police have arrested one person.

Update, 5:30 p.m.: Police have identified the suspect as 41-year-old Jason Brown. He is being held for investigation of felony hit-and-run resulting in death.

The intersection is at the heart of a strip of bars, restaurants and music venues, including the Hi-Dive, Sputnik, Historian’s Ale House and Punch Bowl Social.

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