A fifth victim has died after a gunman repeatedly escaped police capture and carried out what authorities described Tuesday as a violent, targeted rampage across the Denver metro area.
Sarah Steck, 28, died Tuesday at a local hospital. Steck was a clerk at the Hyatt House, a hotel in suburban Denver, Lakewood police spokesman John Romero said during a news conference.
A Lakewood police agent who fatally shot the suspect after he wounded her with gunfire remained hospitalized and in stable condition, Romero said.
Authorities publicly identified the suspect Tuesday 47-year-old Lyndon James Mcleod.
Based on a preliminary probe investigators determined the suspect was “targeting specific people,” Cmdr. Matt Clark of the Denver Police Department said.
It wasn’t clear why Mcleod shot Steck, though he may have had “some issue” with the hotel, Clark said.
In a written statement, the hotel’s general manager, Andra Alvarez, didn’t say what Mcleod’s connection to the Hyatt House could be. The hotel is temporarily suspending operations to allow workers to mourn, she said.