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Denver Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Denver Police investigators arrested Christopher Butler (DOB 12/17/90) in relation to the homicide that occurred on the pedestrian bridge over I-25 near Colorado Blvd. on January 9, 2020. The victim, 31-year-old Luis Nieves, was shot and killed in this incident.

Butler is being held for Investigation of First Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender. The probable cause statement related to Butler’s arrest is currently sealed and unavailable for release.

Tips from the community through Metro Denver Crime Stoppers helped investigators to advance this investigation.