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Jeweler Killed in Colorado Shooting; Robbery Attempt Suspected

A vigil for Arguello, who was well-known in the community, was held on Saturday.

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A jeweler was shot to death in Wheat Ridge, CO, during what authorities believe was an attempted robbery.

Peter Damian Arguello, owner of Peter Damian Fine Jewelry and Antiques, died in the incident at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, CBS News reports. Police continue to investigate, and they believe robbery may have been the motive.

Arguello’s body was found in the parking lot behind the store, police said. Evidence of a shooting was found inside the business.

On Friday, police found a red Chevrolet Silverado they believed to be related to the crime. It was ablaze outside a tire business in Aurora, according to CBS News.

A vigil for Arguello, who was well-known in the community, was held on Saturday.

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