Updates Regarding Overnight Homicides and Shootings

Published on August 07, 2021

Denver – Saturday, August 7, 2021 – Last night and early this morning, Denver Police responded to four separate shooting incidents that resulted in two deaths and seven victims suffering gunshot injuries. These four incidents appear to be isolated incidents and no connection between any of the incidents has been established at this stage of the investigations, which remain very active.

The Department is constantly evaluating trends and causal factors to identify opportunities for crime prevention, and while that investigative work is underway in these cases, officers will conduct additional patrols in the affected areas.

The Denver Police Department condemns the acts of those who are quick to pull triggers and cause irreparable harm to our neighbors and neighborhoods. DPD is committed to holding gun-related offenders accountable to the greatest extent possible, including working with federal law enforcement partners on investigations and filing federal charges when appropriate.

DPD also encourages residents to immediately report to police any altercations or weapons-related issues so that officers can work to address the situation before it can escalate to violence.

Friday, August 6th at 8:30 p.m. -- Colfax Ave. and Broadway

  • Officers located three gunshot victims, all adult males, in the northern section of Civic Center Park and in the area of 15th St. and Cleveland St.
  • The victims were transported to the hospital where:
    - one victim was pronounced deceased
    - one victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries
    - a third victim, who is believed to be an uninvolved bystander, is in critical but stable condition
  • Preliminary information indicates two suspects approached a group of people in the park and shots were fired. The motive remains under investigation.
  • Investigators continue developing suspect information, and there are no arrest(s) to report, at this time.

Friday, August 6th at 10:30 p.m. -- 22nd St. and Blake St.

  • This shooting occurred outside of the stadium between 22nd St./Blake St. and Gate A, about an hour after the game concluded.
  • Two adult male victims were transported to the hospital where:
    - One victim was pronounced deceased
    - The second victim, believed to be an uninvolved bystander, is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries
  • The decedent was a contracted concessions worker at the stadium, and it is not believed that this shooting is related to his job.
  • Preliminary information indicates the deceased victim was involved in an argument with two individuals when he was shot, as was the bystander.
  • This investigation remains under way.

Saturday, August 7th at 2:00 a.m. -- W. 11th Ave/Acoma St.

  • At this stage of the investigation, it appears there was an altercation in a parking lot that led to multiple shots being fired.
  • Responding officers located an adult male victim at the scene and he was transported to the hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.
  • A juvenile male victim was transported by private vehicle, prior to officers’ arrival, to a metro-area hospital and remains in critical condition.
  • The circumstances of this shooting remain under investigation

Saturday, August 7th at 2:10 a.m. -- E. Colfax Ave. and Ogden St.

  • Officers responded to this location on a reported shooting.
  • An adult female shooting victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • DPD was later notified of an adult male gunshot victim at an area hospital and investigators confirmed this victim is also associated with this shooting incident. This victim is also expected to survive his injuries.
  • The circumstances of this shooting remain under investigation and there are no arrest(s) to report, at this time.

DPD encourages anyone with information regarding these incidents, or any unsolved case, to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.

NOTE: Per standard protocols, the identities of the decedents in the above-mentioned cases will be released by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.