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Woman shot in suspected road rage incident in Commerce City

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 18:44:24-05

DENVER – A woman was shot by another woman in Commerce City after a suspected road rage incident Thursday morning, according to police.

The shooting happened shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday in an alley near East 62nd Avenue and Kearney Street, according to police.

Officers found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound who was taken to a hospital. Commerce City police said the initial investigation shows the woman who was shot, and another woman, were involved in a road rage incident somewhere else. It ended when the two vehicles crashed in the alley, both women got out of their vehicles, and one of the drivers shot the other.

The woman accused of shooting the other woman fled the scene, police said.

The suspect was later identified as Destenie Edwards (Salazar), 24. As of 3:30 p.m., she was not in custody. Court records show she had an open warrant for motor vehicle theft from a February incident and previously served prison time for motor vehicle theft.

Video from the scene showed a sedan with damage to its passenger side and a dark-colored SUV off to the side of it.

Commerce City police said anyone with information on Edwards' whereabouts should call the department's tip line at 303-289-3626 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.

Anyone who sees Edwards is asked to call 911, as she is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

This is a developing news story that will be updated.