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Glenwood Springs police responded to an incident in the 800 block of Pitkin Avenue on Sunday evening to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a news release.

At about 8:19 p.m. Sunday, officers found the man, a Glenwood Springs resident, injured in the driveway of a residence. First responders stabilized the victim before transporting him to a medical facility, the release says.

A suspect was immediately identified. Padrikea Nichols, 25, of Silt, faces several charges, including attempted murder and first-degree assault, both felonies.

“Officers conducted a follow-up investigation, checked various known associated addresses for Mr. Nichols and he was found at his residence,” the release states.

A Glenwood Springs police sergeant who also serves on the regional All Hazards Response Team contacted Nichols via telephone. After a brief period of negotiations, he surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident. 

The victim sustained significant injuries and was flown to a Colorado trauma center for treatment, the release adds.