Englewood

Suspect arrested in Englewood home-invasion shooting

Kenneth Tafoya was previously in prison for kidnapping; released last year

Staff report
Posted 9/7/17

Englewood police have arrested a man in connection with a Labor Day shooting in which the suspect allegedly entered a home through the front door and shot a male occupant.

Englewood police, with …

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Englewood

Suspect arrested in Englewood home-invasion shooting

Kenneth Tafoya was previously in prison for kidnapping; released last year

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Englewood police have arrested a man in connection with a Labor Day shooting in which the suspect allegedly entered a home through the front door and shot a male occupant.

Englewood police, with assistance from the Sheridan Police Department and the Fugitive Location Apprehension Group, arrested Kenneth Tafoya, 48, about 4 p.m. Sept. 5, the day after the early-morning shooting.

Tafoya was put in prison in 1994 for two counts of kidnapping and one count of menacing, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was released April 2016, according to the department.

On Sept. 5, Englewood police took Tayofa into custody without incident, according to a Sept. 7 news release. He was charged with criminal attempt of first-degree murder. He was being held at the Arapahoe County jail on $50,000 bond.

The victim of the shooting, a man in his 50s, was in critical condition as of Sept. 5 at Swedish Medical Center, said Chad Read, spokesman for the Englewood Police Department. No update on the victim's condition was available.

At the time of the shooting on Sept. 4, the suspect fled before police arrived about 3:04 a.m. at the victim's home in a multifamily building at 3470 S. Lincoln St. A woman in the home was not harmed.

Because the incident is under investigation, Read said he could not say whether the suspect stole anything or why the suspect allegedly entered the home and shot the victim.

Police said they are not releasing the victim's name to protect his identity.

The Fugitive Location Apprehension Group is an organization of law enforcement agencies from the Denver metro area, including sheriffs' offices from Douglas, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties, Denver police and U.S. marshals.

Anyone with information about the crime can call Investigator Kevin Sage with Englewood police at 303-762-2436.

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