A 95-year-old man living at an assisted living facility in Colorado was arrested Wednesday after allegedly shooting an employee who owed him cash, authorities stated.
Officers responded to Legacy Assisted Living in Lafayette, Colo. round 7:15 a.m. on a name of a shooting, Lafayette police stated on Twitter.
Contained in the foyer of the center, they discovered an employee wounded from a gunshot. The suspect, recognized as 95-year-old Okie Payne, was positioned in his room after which taken into custody, cops stated.
The employee was taken to an area hospital the place he died.
Payne allegedly shot the sufferer within the head after arguing about cash the person owed him, based on native studies that cited police.
Legacy Assisted Living Center at Lafayette stated it was “devastated” by the incident.
“Our ideas and prayers are with our employee and their household, in addition to our residents and workers who’re understandably shaken by what befell,” the power stated in an announcement to KUSA.
“Our chief considerations presently are offering consolation and care to all which have been impacted,” the assertion continued. “As it’s an energetic investigation, we is not going to be commenting additional on this way.”
Payne has been charged with first-degree homicide and two counts of felony menacing.