Jeffrey Starks ID'd in Pontiac at MLK Homicide Tied to Gang Violence (38)
Update: The Denver Police Department has identified the man killed in the incident described below as Jeffrey Starks, 27 — and the Denver Police Department has publicly tied the killing to gang violence.
Read more in our March 17 post GANGS TIED TO 3 WEEKEND MURDERS AND ADDITIONAL SHOOTING, COMMUNITY UPSET. Continue for our previous coverage.
A shockingly violent act — and hardly the only one that took place in Denver on Sunday.
Last night, another shooting took place at a private residence.
A man is dead as a result — but many questions remain unanswered.
Here's the first tweet from the Denver Police Department, sent out at 9:43 p.m. on Sunday, March 15:
BREAKING: Shooting 3200 block of Pontiac St. 1-male Vic. transported to the hospital. No suspect information.— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) March 16, 2015
The home where the shooting took place as on the corner of Pontiac and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Here's an interactive graphic showing the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
The DPD's followup tweet confirmed the worst.
BREAKING Update: The shooting victim from the 3200 block of Pontiac St was pronounced dead at the Hospital. No suspect information.— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) March 16, 2015
The shooting outside the Lex at Lowry apartment complex shortly after midnight on Sunday was connected to a party taking place there.
At this writing, however, we know little about what may have spurred the slaying on Pontiac Street.
Thus far, no suspect information has been released.
Neither has the victim been identified.
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The Denver coroner's office is expected to reveal the name of the man shot to death following next-of-kin contact.
As a result, we only know that a man is dead — and he was among four victims to perish over an approximate 24-hour span in the Denver area.
Here's a CBS4 report from the scene.Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
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