Westminster police are calling the shooting a case of attempted murder. Pictured: Marijuana plants grow in the Outliers Collective's indoor cultivation facility in San Diego County, California in October 2016. (Vince Chandler, The Denver Post)

Botched pot robbery, shooting in one Colorado town has officials seeking 16-year-old boy

Police in Westminster are searching for a 16-year-old boy who allegedly shot a man during a botched pot robbery Saturday afternoon.

Investigators say the shooting happened about 1:45 p.m. on the 5700 block of 92nd Avenue in the parking lot of the Madison Hill townhomes complex.

The 19-year-old victim told police he had arranged to sell marijuana to the 16-year-old. When the victim got to the parking lot, the 16-year-old and a man got into his vehicle.

“The 16-year-old suspect pulled out a handgun in an attempt to rob the victim,” police said in a Wednesday news release. “There was a struggle for the gun and as the suspect got out of the car he shot the victim in the shoulder.”

The victim drove himself home before calling police, authorities say. Investigators are looking for a black, 2005 four-door Subaru Legacy.

Police are calling the shooting a case of attempted murder.

Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to call Det. Sailor 303-658-4137.

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