Police arrest second man in slaying of 'belligerent' patron outside Lakewood bar
Victim reportedly annoyed other patrons at bar
Last Updated: 194 days ago
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police have arrested a second man in connection with the slaying of a man who was reportedly being belligerent with other patrons at a bar early Sunday morning.
Police were called to the Nite Owl Sports Bar and Grill at 1050 S. Wadsworth Blvd. at 1:30 a.m. to investigate reports of a man down in the parking lot. They found an injured 34-year-old man who was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Upon further investigation, detectives learned the victim had been asked to leave the bar after becoming belligerent with other patrons. The victim returned for a short time and again was escorted out.
A fight broke out in the parking lot between the man and two other men.
Police said they arrested 46-year-old Thomas John Perez later Sunday on suspicion of second-degree murder.
On Monday, police said they had arrested 29-year-old Vincente Matthew Baros on a warrant for second-degree murder in connection with the slaying.
The victim's identity has not yet been released.
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