Arrest in homicide at Colfax Ave & Pearl St

Arrest in homicide at Colfax Ave & Pearl St

On March 22, 2012, the Denver Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Anthony Joseph Escobedo, DOB 07-20-1970, for Murder in the First Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-102(1)(a). Anthony J. Escobedo was located and arrested in the area of 1000 South Decatur St and is currently being held for investigation of First Degree Murder. The booking photo will not be released at this time pending further investigation.

Previous Release March 18, 2012

DOn March 18, 2012, at 2:57 a.m. Denver Police received a call on shots being fired in the area of Colfax Avenue and Peal Street. When an officer arrived on scene they found one male victim who appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is being investigated as a homicide. The facts of what lead up to this shooting are still under investigation.

The is no suspect information at this time.

The victim’s identity is pending the outcome of the Office of the Medical Examiners report and notification of next of kin.

Police are asking if anyone has information regarding this suspect to please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.

Posted on March 22, 2012 (Archive on May 01, 2012)
Posted by kpellegrin  Contributed by kpellegrin