Jul 02, 2018
Denver, CO – Monday, July 2, 2018 – The Denver Police Department is investigating two unrelated homicides that occurred over the past weekend and is seeking tips from the public to help solve the cases.
At around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Denver Police Department responded to the 3800 block N. Franklin St./N. Gilpin St. alley on a reported shooting. A responding officer observed a vehicle leaving the area, stopped the vehicle at Bruce Randolph Ave./N. Gaylord St., and discovered that three of the occupants in the vehicle were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. All three of the victims are adult males.
One man was pronounced deceased at the location of the traffic stop, and his identity and the manner and cause of death will be released by the Office of the Medical Examiner per standard protocol. The two other victims were transported by ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition; one victim remains in critical condition and the other victim’s injuries are non-life threatening.
This homicide investigation is active and ongoing as detectives continue working to develop suspect information and learn more about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
At 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018, Denver Police officers responded to the area of E. Colfax Ave./N. Pearl St. on a reported stabbing. Officers located an unresponsive male victim, who was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced deceased. The victim’s identity, as well as the manner and cause of death, will be provided by the Office of the Medical Examiner per standard protocol.
Aided by witness statements, officers located a juvenile male suspect in the area and placed him under arrest. Investigators believe additional suspects were involved in this homicide and are working to develop suspect information. The motive in this homicide remains under investigation.
The Denver Police Department encourages anyone with information about either of these cases to call Denver Police at 720-913-2000 or to share information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.