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Cops: Teen arrested in connection with Colorado cab driver's murder

Darren Bloomquist

CBS Denver

DENVER --Police sources say they have arrested a person Thursday morning in connection with the murder of Metro Taxi driver Darren Bloomquist, reports CBS Denver.

The suspect is 17-years-old.

According to the station, on Sept. 5, Bloomquist, 49, was shot and killed in his cab after receiving a call for a fare. According to Metro Taxi, Bloomquist was shot in the head during a robbery.

Last week, Denver police and other law enforcement agencies said they had identified two people wanted for questioning in connection with the Bloomquist murder, reports the station. The teen arrested Thursday morning is one of those two people.

According to the station, Denver police had reportedly issued an internal bulletin to officers identifying the suspect and a second suspect and warning officers the suspects were thought to be involved in the Bloomquist case.

Police sources say the 17-year-old was first identified through his cellphone, which sources say was used to call and summon Bloomquist's cab, reports the station. The teen was first arrested on an unrelated charge on Sept. 10 in Denver and has been in custody since then. He was served his arrest on suspicion of first-degree murder Thursday morning while in custody, says the station.

The teenager is being held at Denver's juvenile detention facility for investigation of murder, according to Denver police. The case is now sealed because he's a juvenile, reports the station.