Help sought in solving Edgewater homicide

Neighbors identify victim as John Goggin

EDGEWATER, Colo. - Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible witness to a fatal shooting that occurred in Edgewater last Thursday.

That afternoon, Edgewater Police were called to a house at 2555 Sheridan Blvd. on a report of a possible shooting.  Police found a man inside the residence that appeared to be seriously injured as the result of a possible gunshot wound.  Investigators believe that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted.

The injured man was transported to the hospital where he later died.  Neighbors identified the victim as John Goggin.

"There was no reason for it, he was an awesome guy," Christine Meece told 7NEWS.

Meece said Goggin lived in a garage he was renting at the time of the shooting.  She described him as everybody's friend who would give a stranger the shirt off his back.

"The word on the street is that someone was trying to rob him.  He didn't have much.  He lived in a garage, he was helping everybody else out," Meece said.

Investigators released surveillance stills of a man wearing a hat who they believe may have witnessed the shooting.  Police said he maybe associated with a green or blue 2004-2007 model Kia Sportage.

"I've never seen that car or those men," Meece said.

Police requested the assistance of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in this investigation. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Westminster Police Department and the Wheat Ridge Police Departments are all providing assistance.

Anyone who might have information about this case is asked to call 303-886-3568.

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