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Suspect and Victim ID’d in Arvada Shooting

LaVern ThibodeauxArvada Police have identified the two individuals involved in a shooting on April 21, 2015 in Arvada as LaVern Thibodeaux (DOB 6/11/60) and Eddie Goodwin (DOB 1/21/81).


Police received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. from Thibodeaux that she had shot a man in her home, located in the 6800 block of Simms Ct.


Officers arrived to find Thibodeaux outside and a houseguest, Goodwin,  shot inside the residence. Goodwin was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. He is expected to survive his injuries.


Thibodeaux is being held at the Jefferson County Jail for investigation of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Assault. The investigation is ongoing.



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