Man shoots self in Cherry Creek North boutique |

Man shoots self in Cherry Creek North boutique

Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver PostPolice investigate reports of gunfire at Cherry Creek North.

Denver police are investigating a fatal shooting at a chic women’s clothing store in Cherry Creek North.

Police department spokesman Sonny Jackson said the shooting appears to be a suicide but officials are still investigating whether it was an attempted robbery or not.

Jackson said a call came in to dispatchers about 10:30 a.m. reporting a robbery at Alicia, The Boutique at 3035 E. Third St.

A woman was working in the store when a man came in and showed a gun. She ran out of the shop. She later told police she heard a gunshot behind her in the store.

When police entered the store, they found a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

He was pronounced dead.

Police are interviewing shopkeepers and the store is surrounded by crime scene tape. Evidence markers can be seen through the glass front of the boutique, which opened in September.

Lonnie Tyler works next door at Elizabeth Lindsay Creations.

She heard what sounded like a hammer on the wall. She said it wasn’t loud or startling, but she just took notice.

She said she was surprised by what she called the “strange” incident next door.

Meltem Yilmazturk works a few doors down. She didn’t hear or see anything, but was impacted all the same.

“This is scary” she said. “I’ve been here 12 years and we’ve never had a robbery. This is not the area for that.”

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