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Second shoplifting suspect in Park Meadows shooting arrested by Lone Tree police

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 01:05:45-05

LONE TREE, Colo. – A woman believed to be the second shoplifting suspect wanted following a shooting at Park Meadows mall on Thursday has been arrested by Lone Tree police.

Mercedes Cruz, 27, was arrested at a Littleton hotel at about 3 a.m. Sunday, City of Lone Tree officials said in a tweet just before 10 a.m. Sunday. She faces charges of aggravated robbery and possession of methamphetamines, police said in a news release.

On Friday, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office identified the man shot and killed by police as Kenneth Joseph Sisneros, 34, of Westminster.

Officers were responding to reports of a theft at the Macy’s at Park Meadows at around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, when Sisneros was shot and killed by police after he reportedly pulled out a gun as both tried to escape. It’s still unclear if Sisneros fired his weapon at the cops.

Cruz was able to elude authorities for three days before Sunday's arrest.