Lakewood police look for suspect after belligerent bar customer ends up dead

Police believe victim was involved in fight

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police have made one arrest and are seeking a second man in connection with the slaying in the parking lot of 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 arrested 46-year-old Thomas John Perez, following an investigation.  They are looking for a second suspect, identified as 29-year-old Vincente Matthew Baros.   He has a large Denver Broncos "D" and stallion tattooed on his neck.

Police said Baros has an arrest warrant for second-degree murder in connection with the slaying.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating Baros.  If you have information about this case or the location of Vincente Matthew Baros please call Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7111.   

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

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