1 dead, 1 taken to hospital after possible murder-suicide attempt in Westminster hotel

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - A clerk was killed and another person was taken to the hospital after a shooting at a hotel in Westminster Friday night.

After shots were reported around 7 p.m., officers were sent to the Savannah Suites at 12095 North Mariposa Street, said Westminster Police spokeswoman Cheri Spottke. Officers found a female hotel clerk who was pronounced dead at the scene and a male suspect who was able to communicate with officers briefly before being rushed to a hospital.

The clerk was identified as Antida Archuleta, 20, of Brighton.

The suspect, Seth Wilkinson, 20, also of Brighton, survived his injuries and was reported to be in critical condition Friday night. Saturday morning Spottke had no information to update his condition. 

Spottke said police are not looking for any additional suspects in this shooting. They believe the shooting was a murder and attempted suicide.

She also said the Archuleta and Wilkinson had a prior relationship.

Police have cordoned off half of the hotel's first floor but Spottke said residents are able to return to their rooms elsewhere on the first floor and on the hotel's other three floors using an alternative entrance.

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