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South Jeffco man arrested in shooting of woman

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By AJ Vicens

A South Jeffco man was arrested early Sunday after a woman was shot during a fight, according to the Jeffco sheriff.

Erik Shawn Leo Tafoya, 26, reportedly got into an argument with an unidentified adult woman and shot her in the shoulder, a statement from the sheriff's office alleges.

Deputies responded in the 7700 block of West Glasgow Place about 12:40 a.m. Jan. 26 after receiving a call about a disturbance. When the deputies arrived, they spoke with witnesses who said the victim and Tafoya had left the scene.

The woman was taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital and treated for a single gunshot wound to the shoulder, and Tafoya was contacted by law enforcement officials over the phone and eventually turned himself in.

Tafoya was booked into the jail and charged with criminal attempted first-degree homicide and first-degree assault. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond.

Contact AJ Vicens at aj@evergreenco.com.