UPDATE: Suspect in halfway house shooting in custody

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The suspected gunman wanted in connection with an early morning shooting that injured two is now in custody, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies.

Francis Xavier Pizzo, 46, was taken into custody without incident near the 11000 block of State Highway 67 in unincorporated Douglas County.

Pizzo is believed to have entered the Arapahoe County Treatment Center at 3265 West Girard Avenue at 1:02 a.m. on June 28 and began shooting at the occupants inside.

Two people were injured and treated at area hospitals. ACSO states the injuries are not considered life-threatening.

ACSO states Pizzo was sentenced to 3 years community corrections by a Douglas County District Court on March 29, 2013, and was serving his sentence at the ACTC facility.

He is not a Colorado Department of Corrections client at this time.

On Wednesday, June 26, Pizzo failed to return to the facility after being granted temporary leave.

The ACTC is a contracted community corrections facility operated on behalf of the Colorado State Department of Corrections.